The offspring of the union of two distinct species; an animal or plant produced from the mixture of two species. See Mongrel.
- Genetics The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock, especially the offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties, species, or races.
- Something of mixed origin or composition.
- Something, such as a computer or power plant, having two kinds of components that produce the same or similar results.
- A word whose elements are derived from different languages.