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NOUN (3)

1. a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root);
[syn: loanblend, loan-blend, hybrid]

2. a composite of mixed origin;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
[syn: hybrid, crossbreed, cross]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. produced by crossbreeding;
[syn: hybrid, intercrossed]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hybrid \Hy"brid\, a. 1. Produced from the mixture of two genetically distinct strains; as, plants of hybrid nature. [1913 Webster] 2. derived by a mixture of characteristics from two distinctly different sources; as, a hybrid musical style; a hybrid DNA molecule. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hybrid \Hy"brid\, n. [L. hybrida, hibrida, prob. allied to Gr. ? wantonness (as if unbridled, lawless, unnatural), perh. akin to Gr. "ype`r over, E. over: cf. F. hybride.] 1. (Biol.) The offspring of the union of two animals or plants derived from recognizably different genetic lines, as two distinct species, or two strains of the same species with known genetic differences; an animal or plant produced from the mixture of two genetic lines. See Mongrel. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Philol.) A word composed of elements which belong to different languages. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. anything derived by a mixture of components or characteristics from two distinctly different sources; as, a musical hybrid; a DNA-RNA hybrid. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mule \Mule\ (m[=u]l), n. [F., a she-mule, L. mula, fem. of mulus; cf. Gr. my`klos, mychlo`s. Cf. AS. m[=u]l, fr. L. mulus. Cf. Mulatto.] 1. (Zool.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated between an ass and a mare. Sometimes the term is applied to the offspring of a horse and a she-ass, but that hybrid is more properly termed a hinny. See Hinny. [1913 Webster] Note: Mules are much used as draught animals. They are hardy, and proverbial for stubbornness. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust of another; -- called also hybrid. [1913 Webster] 3. A very stubborn person. [1913 Webster] 4. A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool, etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; -- called also jenny and mule-jenny. [1913 Webster] 5. A slipper that has no fitting around the heel. Syn: mules, scuff, scuffs. [WordNet 1.5] Mule armadillo (Zool.), a long-eared armadillo (Tatusia hybrida), native of Buenos Ayres; -- called also mulita. See Illust. under Armadillo. Mule deer (Zool.), a large deer (Cervus macrotis syn. Cariacus macrotis) of the Western United States. The name refers to its long ears. Mule pulley (Mach.), an idle pulley for guiding a belt which transmits motion between shafts that are not parallel. Mule twist, cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; -- in distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hybrid adj 1: produced by crossbreeding [syn: hybrid, intercrossed] n 1: a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root) [syn: loanblend, loan-blend, hybrid] 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 cross between a horse and a donkey" [syn: hybrid, crossbreed, cross]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "hybrid": Cape Colored, Eurasian, bastard, blend, cattalo, citrange, combination, composite, compound, contamination, cross, crossbred, crossbreed, crossed, griffe, half blood, half-bred, half-breed, half-caste, high yellow, hinny, hybrid word, hybridism, interbred, ladino, liger, macaronic, macaronicism, mestee, mestiza, mestizo, metis, metisse, mixblood, mixed-blood, mixture, mongrel, mulatto, mule, mustee, octoroon, plumcot, portmanteau, portmanteau word, portmantologism, quadroon, quintroon, sambo, tangelo, telescope word, tigon, zebrass, zebrule
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Hybrid A concurrent object-oriented language. ["Active Objects in Hybrid", O.M. Nierstrasz, SIGPLAN Notices 22(12):243-253 (OOPSLA '87) (Dec 1987)]. (1994-12-07)
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

HYBRID, n. A pooled issue.