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 for crossbreed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crossbreed \Cross"breed`\ (-br[=e]d`), n.
     1. A breed or an animal produced from parents of different
        breeds; a new variety, as of plants, combining the
        qualities of two parent varieties or stocks.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Anything partaking of the natures of two different things;
        a hybrid.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  crossbreed
      n 1: (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]
      v 1: breed animals or plants using parents of different races
           and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried
           crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed" [syn:
           crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise,
           interbreed]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  60 Moby Thesaurus words for "crossbreed":
     Cape Colored, Eurasian, bastard, beget, breed, breed true, cattalo,
     citrange, copulate, cross, crossbred, engender, father, generate,
     get, griffe, half blood, half-bred, half-breed, half-caste,
     high yellow, hinny, hybrid, hybridize, inbreed, interbreed,
     intercross, ladino, liger, make love, mestee, mestiza, mestizo,
     metis, metisse, miscegenate, mixblood, mixed-blood, mongrel,
     mongrelize, mother, mulatto, mule, multiply, mustee, octoroon,
     outbreed, plumcot, procreate, proliferate, propagate, quadroon,
     quintroon, reproduce in kind, sambo, sire, tangelo, tigon, zebrass,
     zebrule
  
  

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