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hybrid

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈhaɪ.brɪd/

hybrid noun [C] (MIXTURE)

a plant or animal that has been produced from two different types of plant or animal, especially to get better characteristics: The garden strawberry is a large-fruited hybrid. The animal looks like a hybrid of a zebra and a horse. something that is a mixture of two very different things: His work is an interesting hybrid of popular and classical music.

hybrid noun [C] (VEHICLE)

(also hybrid car) a vehicle with an engine that uses both petrol and another type of energy, usually electricity
hybrid
adjective uk   us  
figurative His choreography is described as "a hybrid mix of mime and circus tricks".
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