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  1. ped·i·gree
    IPA[ˈpedəˌɡrē]
  2. noun

    • 1. the record of descent of an animal, showing it to be purebred:

      they are looking for animals with pedigrees a spaniel of distinguished pedigree
    • 2. a purebred animal.

    • 3. the recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry, of a person or family:

      with a pedigree equal to many of the gentry the debate about pedigree and family fortunes
    • 4. the background or history of a person or thing, especially as conferring distinction or quality:

      the scheme has a long pedigree
    • 5. a genealogical table:

      my host showed me his family pedigree
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: pedigree, plural noun: pedigrees

    • noun

      the record of descent of an animal, showing it to be pure-bred:

      a pure-bred animal.

    • adjective

      (of an animal) pure-bred:
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