-) KEY NOUN:
- An animal or a plant resulting from various interbreedings, especially a dog of mixed or undetermined breed.
- A cross between different breeds, groups, or varieties, especially a mixture that is or appears to be incongruous.
- Of mixed origin or character.
Middle English, probably from mong
, from Old English gemang
; see mag-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:mon·grelism(Noun)