[in-ter-breed] /ˌɪn tərˈbrid/

verb (used with object), interbred, interbreeding.
to crossbreed (a plant or animal).
to cause to together.
verb (used without object), interbred, interbreeding.
to crossbreed.
to or mate with a closely related individual, as in a small, closed population.
verb -breeds, -breeding, -bred
(intransitive) to breed within a single family or strain so as to produce particular characteristics in the offspring
another term for crossbreed (sense 1)

1859, from inter- + breed. Related: Interbred; interbreeding.


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