1. ergative reciprocal verb & verb If one species of animal or plant cross-breeds with another, they reproduce, and new or different animals or plants are produced. You can also say that someone cross-breeds something such as an animal or plant. [V + with] ⇒ By cross-breeding with our native red deer, the skia deer have affected the gene pool. [V n + with] ⇒ Unfortunately attempts to crossbreed it with other potatoes have been unsuccessful. [V n] ⇒ Dr Russel is creating an elite herd by cross-breeding goats from around the globe. [V-ed] ⇒ ...a cross-bred labrador. [Also V] cross-breeding
uncountable noun ⇒ ...centuries of crossbreeding.
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