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pedigree

ped·i·gree

pedigree

 
pronunciation:
pe dih gri
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a list or table of ancestors; genealogical record, as of an animal or person.
synonyms:
family tree, genealogy
similar words:
stemma
definition 2: documented descent from distinguished ancestors, esp. of an animal.
synonyms:
bloodline
similar words:
ancestry, extraction, family tree, genealogy, lineage, parentage
definition 3: origin or derivation.
This belief has an ancient pedigree.
synonyms:
ancestry, derivation, lineage, origin
similar words:
root
derivation: pedigreeless (adj.)
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