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ped·i·gree

 (pĕd′ĭ-grē′)
n.
1.
a. A line of ancestors; a lineage.
b. A list of ancestors; a family tree.
2. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
3. A list of the ancestors of a purebred animal.
4. A continuous history or series of precedents, especially considered as evidence of respectability or legitimacy: "The practice of larding legislation with special interest lucre has, of course, a lengthy pedigree in American politics" (Jonathan Chait).

[Middle English pedegru, from Anglo-Norman pe de grue : pe, foot (from Latin pēs; see pedi-) + de, of (from Latin ; see de-) + grue, crane (from the resemblance of a crane's foot to the lines of succession on a genealogical chart) (from Vulgar Latin *grūā, from Latin grūs, gru-; see gerə- in Indo-European roots).]

ped′i·greed′ adj.

pedigree

(ˈpɛdɪˌɡriː)
n
1. (Zoology)
a. the line of descent of a purebred animal
b. (as modifier): a pedigree bull.
2. (Zoology) a document recording this
3. a genealogical table, esp one indicating pure ancestry
4. derivation or background: the pedigree of an idea.
[C15: from Old French pie de grue crane's foot, alluding to the spreading lines used in a genealogical chart]
ˈpediˌgreed adj

ped•i•gree

(ˈpɛd ɪˌgri)

n.
1. an ancestral line; lineage; ancestry.
2. a genealogical record, esp. of a purebred animal.
3. distinguished or pure ancestry.
4. derivation; history.
adj.
5. having established purebred ancestry: a pedigree collie.
Also, ped′i•greed`.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pedegru < Anglo-French; Middle French pie de grue literally, foot of (a) crane, a fanciful way of describing the appearance of the lines of a genealogical chart]
syn: pedigree, genealogy refer to an account of ancestry. A pedigree is a table or chart recording a line of ancestors, either of persons or (more commonly) of animals, as horses, cattle, and dogs; in the case of animals, such a table is used as proof of superior qualities: a detailed pedigree. A genealogy is an account of the descent of a person or family traced through a series of generations, usu. from the first known ancestor: a genealogy that includes a king.

Pedigree

 a race or line; lineage; a long series; a string of people.
Examples: pedigree of dogs; of Popes, 1532.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedigree - the descendants of one individualpedigree - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, family line, sept, folk, family - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
side - a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father's side"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin
2.pedigree - line of descent of a purebred animal
breed, strain, stock - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
3.pedigree - ancestry of a purebred animal
ancestry, filiation, lineage, derivation - inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
Adj.1.pedigree - having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
purebred - bred for many generations from member of a recognized breed or strain

pedigree

adjective
1. purebred, thoroughbred, full-blooded A pedigree dog will never cost less than a three-figure sum.
noun

pedigree

noun
1. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation:
2. A written record of ancestry:
Translations
أصْلٌأصْل كَريمأصيل، ذو حَسَبنَسَب
čistokrevnýrodokmenurozený původ
stamtavlebaggrundherkomst
jalorotuinen
rasan
ősipedigrétörzskönyvezett
血統の明らかな
혈통의
aukšta kilmėkilminga giminėveislinis
augsta izcelšanāsģenealoģija, radurakstišķirnes-sugas-
starý pôvod
stamtavla
พันธุ์แท้
có nòi

pedigree

[ˈpedɪgriː]
A. N (= lineage) → linaje m, genealogía f; [of animal] → pedigrí m; (= family tree) → árbol m genealógico; (= document) → certificado m de genealogía (fig) (= record) → historial m
B. CPD (lit) → de raza, de casta (fig) → certificado, garantizado

pedigree

[ˈpɛdɪgriː]
n
[animal] → pedigree m
to have a pedigree → avoir un pedigree
[person] → ascendance f
to have an aristocratic pedigree → être d'ascendance noble
He had a criminal pedigree
BUT Il avait des antécédents criminels.
modif [animal] → de race
a pedigree dog → un chien de race
a pedigree labrador → un labrador de pure race

pedigree

n (lit, fig)Stammbaum m; (= document)Ahnentafel f; (fig)Geschichte f
attrreinrassig

pedigree

[ˈpɛdɪˌgriː]
1. n (of person) → discendenza, stirpe f; (of animal) → pedigree m inv
2. adjdi razza (pura)

pedigree

(ˈpedigriː) noun
1. a list of the ancestors from whom a person or animal is descended. a dog's pedigree.
2. distinguished descent or ancestry. a man of pedigree.
adjective
(of an animal) pure-bred; from a long line of ancestors of the same breed. a herd of pedigree cattle.

pedigree

أصْلٌ čistokrevný stamtavle reinrassig εκλεκτής ράτσας con pedigrí jalorotuinen pedigree rasan di razza pura 血統の明らかな 혈통의 raszuiver rase- z rodowodem de raça породистый stamtavla พันธุ์แท้ cins có nòi 纯种的