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cross·breed

(kros'brēd),
1. Synonym(s): hybrid
2. To breed a hybrid.

crossbreed

(krôs′brēd′, krŏs′-)
v. cross·bred (-brĕd′), cross·breeding, cross·breeds
v.tr.
To produce (an organism) by the mating of individuals of different breeds, varieties, or species; hybridize.
v.intr.
To mate so as to produce a hybrid; interbreed.
n.
An organism produced by mating of individuals of different varieties or breeds.

crossbreed

see INTERBREED (2).

crossbreed

) to breed using parents of different races or breeds.
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David Korir, 51, owns 12 Guernsey crosses and a bull, four which are lactating.Unlike many locals who keep the indigenous cattle breeds, Korir rears the cross-breeds for milk production, getting at least 50 litres daily that he sells at S0 each.
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But an RSPCA official who later went to the scene said it was probably nothing more than a cross-breed German shepherd.
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