Found 2 items, similar to hybrid.
English → English
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
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
adj : produced by crossbreeding [syn: crossed
English → English
(m[=u]l), n. [F., a she-mule, L. mula, fem. of
mulus; cf. Gr. my`klos, mychlo`s. Cf. AS. m[=u]l, fr. L.
mulus. Cf. Mulatto
1. (Zo["o]l.) A hybrid animal; specifically, one generated
between an ass and a mare. Sometimes the term is applied
to the offspring of a horse and a she-ass, but that hybrid
is more properly termed a hinny
. See Hinny
Note: Mules are much used as draught animals. They are hardy,
and proverbial for stubbornness.
2. (Bot.) A plant or vegetable produced by impregnating the
pistil of one species with the pollen or fecundating dust
of another; -- called also hybrid
3. A very stubborn person.
4. A machine, used in factories, for spinning cotton, wool,
etc., into yarn or thread and winding it into cops; --
called also jenny
5. A slipper that has no fitting around the heel.
Syn: mules, scuff, scuffs.
(Zo["o]l.), a long-eared armadillo (Tatusia
hybrida), native of Buenos Ayres; -- called also mulita
See Illust. under Armadillo
(Zo["o]l.), a large deer (Cervus macrotis
) of the Western United States. The
name refers to its long ears.
(Mach.), an idle pulley for guiding a belt
which transmits motion between shafts that are not
, cotton yarn in cops, as spun on a mule; -- in
distinction from yarn spun on a throstle frame.