Noun Definition


1.Definition: (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

"A mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

Related Noun(s):crossbreed, hybrid

Category: Animals

2.Definition: (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

Related Noun(s):hybridisation, hybridization

Category: General

3.Definition: a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

Related Noun(s):crisscross, mark

Category: General

4.Definition: a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry

Category: Objects

5.Definition: a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

Category: Objects

6.Definition: any affliction that causes great suffering

"That is his cross to bear", "He bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

Related Noun(s):crown of thorns

Category: General