hy·brid /ˈhaɪbrəd/ 名詞
1. Produced from the mixture of two genetically distinct strains; as, plants of hybrid nature.
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.
2. Philol. A word composed of elements which belong to different languages.
adj : produced by crossbreeding [syn: crossed, interbred, 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]
2: a composite of mixed origin; "the vice-presidency is a
hybrid of administrative and legislative offices"
3: 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: crossbreed, cross]