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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HYBRID

The trainer was a bosom friend of his; a sort of hybrid brother in friendship.

Many botanists are of the opinion that Bourquiniana is a hybrid.

But no hybrid combination was so successful as "two of a kind."

Astrology and magic were the monstrous fruit of a hybrid union.

These nomads were a hybrid type of Araucans, Pehu-enches, and Aucas.

Mr. Pike barked at the first of the trio, evidently a hybrid Irish-Jew.

But Pan is not Nature—a hybrid, half of man's making, rather.

The hybrid is restive, and will not permit him to put foot in the stirrup.

It is a hybrid of C. stenophylla with a species of liberica.

The latter are considered inferior, as they are of hybrid origin.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Latin hybrida, variant of ibrida "mongrel," specifically "offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar," of unknown origin but probably from Greek and somehow related to hubris. A rare word before c.1850. The adjective is attested from 1716.

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nounanimal of mixed breed
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