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Adjective: hybrid  hI-brid
  1. Produced by crossbreeding
    - intercrossed
Noun: hybrid  hI-brid
  1. (Latin) a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., 'monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
    - loanblend, loan-blend
  2. A composite of mixed origin
    "the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices"
  3. (genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
    "a mule is a hybrid between a horse and a donkey";
    - crossbreed, cross
  4. A car with a combustion engine and an electric motor, more efficient than a standard car because electrical energy can be generated and stored when braking, and the combustion engine can be turned off when not needed
    - hybrid car, HEV, hybrid electric vehicle

Derived forms: hybrids

See also: crossbred

Type of: auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, being, car, complex, composite, machine, motorcar, organism, word

Encyclopedia: Hybrid