Wortformen: plural , 3rd person singular present
, present participle cross-breeding
, past tense , past participle cross-bred
If one species
of animal or plant cross-breeds with
another, they reproduce
, and new
animals or plants are produced. You can also say
that someone cross-breeds
something such as an animal or plant.
By cross-breeding with our native red deer, the skia deer have affected the gene pool.
Unfortunately attempts to crossbreed it with other potatoes have been unsuccessful.
Dr Russel is creating an elite herd by cross-breeding goats from around the globe.
...a cross-bred labrador.
...centuries of crossbreeding.
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