Pedigree

Definition of Pedigree

Ped´i`gree   Pronunciation: pĕd´ĭ`grē
n.1.A line of ancestors; descent; lineage; genealogy; a register or record of a line of ancestors.
Alterations of surnames . . . have obscured the truth of our pedigrees.
- Camden.
His vanity labored to contrive us a pedigree.
- Milton.
I am no herald to inquire of men's pedigrees.
- Sir P. Sidney.
The Jews preserved the pedigrees of their tribes.
- Atterbury.
2.(Stock Breeding) A record of the lineage or strain of an animal, as of a horse.

Related Words

Almanach de Gotha, Red Book, Royal Kalendar, Social Register, Stammbaum, birth, blood, bloodline, blue book, derivation, directory, extraction, family, family tree, full-blooded, genealogical tree, genealogy, heritage, line of descent, origin, pedigreed, roots, stemma, stock, strain, studbook, thoroughbred, tree
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