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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 which runs on two power sources, usually an internal combustion engine and an electronic motor
    - hybrid car, HEV, hybrid electric vehicle

Derived forms: hybrids

See also: crossbred

Type of: auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], being, car, complex, composite, motorcar, organism, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal], word

Encyclopedia: Hybrid