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Definitionsomething 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
- 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
- A hybrid is a plant or animal whose parents have different traits.Michael Pollan -- The Omnivore's Dilemma
- 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
hybrid = crossbred (from two other types of roses)
hybrids = something of mixed origin
hybrid = something of mixed origin