1. verb /ˈkɹɑːsˌbɹiːd/
a) To produce (an organism) by the mating of individuals of different breeds, varieties, or species; hybridize.
b) To mate so as to produce a hybrid; interbreed.
2. noun /ˈkɹɑːsˌbɹiːd/
An organism produced by mating of individuals of different varieties or breeds.

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