Breeding vs Crossbred - What's the difference?

breeding | crossbred |


As adjectives the difference between breeding and crossbred

is that breeding is of, relating to or used for breeding while crossbred is produced by breeding from two breeds, varieties or species.

As verbs the difference between breeding and crossbred

is that breeding is while crossbred is (crossbreed).

As a noun breeding

is the process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.

breeding

Noun

(-)
  • The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.
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  • The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
  • The act of copulation in animals.
  • The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
  • Nurture; education; formation of manners.
  • * Shakespeare
  • She had her breeding at my father's charge.
  • Descent; pedigree; extraction.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding .
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  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of, relating to or used for breeding.
  • Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Derived terms

    * breeding ground

    Verb

    (head)
  • Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.

    Anagrams

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    crossbred

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • Produced by breeding from two breeds, varieties or species.
  • Synonyms

    * mixed-blood

    Verb

    (head)
  • (crossbreed)