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Definition something of mixed origin
in various senses, including:
  • of cars — powered by both electricity and gasoline
  • in biology — a plant or animal produced by crossbreeding
  • in linguistics — a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., monolingual has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
  • She drives a hybrid that can use electricity or gasoline.
hybrid = a car that is powered by both electricity and gasoline
  • Hybrids are especially efficient for taxi cabs that spend a lot of time in stop and go traffic.
  • Hybrid seed won't produce true in the next generation.
  • The Texas longhorn is a hybrid breed.
  • I drive a hybrid, but not the type that can be recharged by an electric plug.
  • Pidgin is a language that is a hybrid mixture of two or more languages — typically with a primitive grammar.
  • Many exotic plants have pollen utterly worthless, in the same exact condition as in the most sterile hybrids.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Origin of Species
  • a hybrid security that has the characteristics of both debt and common equity
  • a hybrid mixture of funk and rock
  • a hybrid approach to measuring electrical activity in genetically specified neurons
  • the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices
  • They aren't as detailed as the hybrid tea roses.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • hybrid = crossbred (from two other types of roses)
  • They ... created the first human-animal hybrids—cells that contained equal amounts of DNA from Henrietta and a mouse.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • hybrids = something of mixed origin
  • A hybrid is a plant or animal whose parents have different traits.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • hybrid = something of mixed origin
  • they heard the tall man exclaim in strange hybrid French.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  The White Company
  • Her walk was not that hybrid and uncertain gliding affected by some women, but a frank, strong, healthy movement forward.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Under Western Eyes
  • There never before was seen on earth such a wonderful hybrid race as was thus produced.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Hard Times
  • The progeny will doubtless be a strange hybrid race; but that's their Look out—not mine.
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  The Professor
  • Hybrid Inglo-Slavic with strong traces of cultural-specialization terms adopted during the long chain of human migrations.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • As such a new-born hybrid, I know what will happen over the ages.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley

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