AskDefine | Define pedigree

Dictionary Definition

pedigree adj : having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal [syn: pedigree(a), pedigreed, pureblood, pureblooded, thoroughbred]


1 the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]
2 line of descent of a pure-bred animal
3 ancestry of a purebred animal [syn: bloodline]

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  1. Having a pedigree.
  2. Purebred.


  1. A chart, list or record of ancestors, to show breeding, especially distinguished breeding.
  2. Good breeding or ancestry.
  3. A history or provenance.


chart of ancestors

See also

Extensive Definition

Pedigree can refer to:
pedigree in French: Pedigree
pedigree in Italian: Pedigree

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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