Definition of hybrid noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhaɪbrɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaɪbrɪd//
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  1. 1an animal or plant that has parents of different species or varieties A mule is a hybrid of a male donkey and a female horse. compare cross-breed Wordfinderbreed, class, classification, genus, hybrid, kingdom, order, phylum, species, taxonomy
  2. 2hybrid (between/of A and B) something that is the product of mixing two or more different things synonym mixture The music was a hybrid of Western pop and traditional folk song.
  3. 3a vehicle that uses two different types of power, especially petrol/gas or diesel and electricity
  4. Word Originearly 17th cent. (as a noun): from Latin hybrida ‘offspring of a tame sow and wild boar, child of a freeman and slave’, etc.

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