Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crossbreeding

2 senses of crossbreeding

Sense 1
hybridization, hybridisation, crossbreeding, crossing, cross, interbreeding, hybridizing -- ((genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids)
       => coupling, mating, pairing, conjugation, union, sexual union -- (the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes; "the casual couplings of adolescents"; "the mating of some species occurs only in the spring")

Sense 2
miscegenation, crossbreeding, interbreeding -- (reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons))
       => reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life -- (the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crossbreed

1 sense of crossbreed

Sense 1
crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed -- (breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed")
       => breed -- (cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs")

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