Etymology
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hybrid (n.)

c. 1600, "offspring of plants or animals of different variety or species," 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 the general sense "anything a product of two heterogeneous things" emerged c. 1850. The adjective is attested from 1716. As a noun meaning "automobile powered by an engine that uses both electricity and gasoline," 2002, short for hybrid vehicle, etc.

updated on September 29, 2015

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Definitions of hybrid from WordNet
1
hybrid (n.)
a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root);
Synonyms: loanblend / loan-blend
hybrid (n.)
a composite of mixed origin;
the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices
hybrid (n.)
(genetics) 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;
Synonyms: crossbreed / cross
2
hybrid (adj.)
produced by crossbreeding;
Synonyms: intercrossed
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