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Noun: pedigree  'pe-du,gree
  1. The hereditary derivation of an individual
    "his entire pedigree has been warriors";
    - lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
  2. Line of descent of a purebred animal
  3. Ancestry of a purebred animal
    - bloodline
Adjective: pedigree  'pe-du,gree
  1. Having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
    "These days it is possible to get pedigree cats through the newspaper";
    - pedigreed, pureblood, pureblooded, thoroughbred

Derived forms: pedigrees

See also: purebred

Type of: ancestry, breed, derivation, family tree, filiation, genealogy, lineage, stock, strain

Encyclopedia: Pedigree