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hybrid

hy·brid

hybrid

 
 
pronunciation:
haI brihd
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the offspring of two plants or animals that differ genetically as to species, variety, breed, or the like.
The mule is a hybrid of a horse and a donkey.
 
synonyms:
cross, crossbreed
similar words:
half blood, half-breed, mestizo, mix, mongrel, mulatto
definition 2: something that is produced by combining elements from differing sources.
synonyms:
mongrel
similar words:
amalgam, combination, cross, mix, mixture
definition 3: a car or other vehicle with an engine that can run on two different fuels, usually gasoline and electricity, and can alternate between them.
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: produced by cross-breeding.
Hybrid crops can better withstand adverse conditions.
definition 2: produced by combining elements from different sources.
The band's hybrid style is a mixture of reggae and rock.
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derivation: hybridism (n.)
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