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interbreed (v.) 1803 (transitive) "to breed by crossing species or varieties," [...]


Mochdre, Conwy
via The Full Circle Project
interbreed (v.)

1803 (transitive) "to breed by crossing species or varieties," from inter- + breed (v.). Intransitive sense of "procreate with one of a different species" is from 1825. Related: Interbred; interbreeding.

cross (v.)

c. 1200, "make the sign of a cross as an act of devotion,"... Sense of "cause to interbreed"

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