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pure·bred

 (pyo͝or′brĕd′)
adj.
Of or relating to an animal having both parents of the same breed or variety.
n. (pyo͝or′brĕd′)
A purebred animal.

purebred

adj
(Breeds) denoting a pure strain obtained through many generations of controlled breeding for desirable traits
n
(Breeds) a purebred animal. Compare grade9, crossbred2

pure•bred

(adj. ˈpyʊərˈbrɛd; n. ˈpyʊərˌbrɛd)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to an individual whose ancestors derive over many generations from a recognized breed.
n.
2. a purebred animal, esp. one of registered pedigree.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.purebred - a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineagepurebred - a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Adj.1.purebred - bred for many generations from member of a recognized breed or strain
crossbred - bred from parents of different varieties or species

purebred

adjective
Translations

purebred

[ˈpjʊəˈbred]
A. ADJ [horse] → de pura sangre; [dog] → de raza
B. Nanimal m de raza; (= horse) → pura sangre mf, purasangre mf

purebred

pure-bred [ˌpjʊərbrɛd] adjde race

purebred

[ˈpjʊəˌbrɛd] adjdi razza pura
References in classic literature ?
His blood'd breed true for a thousand generations, and the cool head and the kindly brave heart of him.
Hybrids can breed and reproduce, but their characteristics will not necessarily breed true or consistent.
Because 'Carl's Glass Gems' is an open-pollinated com, the seed will breed true if it wasn't crossed with any other types of com.
In both these cases, the lines of animals breed true, meaning that if a fearful animal is bred to a fearful animal, all of the offspring are fearful without exception, even when raised by a non-fearful non-biological mother.