hybrid

Part of speech: noun

Hybridism.

Part of speech: adjective

Of mixed parentage; mongrel.

Part of speech: noun

A hybrid animal or plant; a mongrel.

Part of speech: noun

Hybridity.

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Usage examples "hybrid":

  1. The result of this cross is a hybrid goose which has much the appearance of the Wild goose but which will not breed although the females will lay eggs. - "Ducks and Geese", Harry M. Lamon Rob R. Slocum.
  2. The resemblances between men and animals, as well as between an animal of one species with that of another, led to the supposition that all manner of hybrid beings could be produced in nature. - "Babylonian-Assyrian Birth-Omens and Their Cultural Significance", Morris Jastrow.
  3. It would, in fact, be extremely hazardous to affirm that there is a sensible difference in the ordinary pitch of patriotic sentiment as between any two widely diverse samples of these hybrid populations, in spite of the fact that the diversity in visible physical traits may be quite pronounced. - "An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation", Thorstein Veblen.