Definitions for: Hybrid


[n] an offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
[n] a composite of mixed origin; "the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices"
[n] a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
[adj] produced by crossbreeding



Webster (1913) Definition: Hy"brid, n. [L. hybrida, hibrida, prob. allied to Gr. ?
wantonness (as if unbridled, lawless, unnatural), perh. akin
to Gr. "ype`r over, E. over: cf. F. hybride.] (Biol.)
The offspring of the union of two distinct species; an animal
or plant produced from the mixture of two species. See
Mongrel.


Hy"brid, a.
Produced from the mixture of two species; as, plants of
hybrid nature.


Hy"brid, n. (Philol.)
A word composed of elements which belong to different
languages.

Synonyms: crossbred, crossbreed, crossed, interbred, intercrossed, loanblend

See Also: being, complex, composite, crossbred, organism, word

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