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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 ?
That's right for horses, but try to remember that cows are purebreds.
Women are all alike there--they never seem to realize that a purebred without papers is just a good grade.
Thoroughbred for a horse, and purebred for a cow," Rose repeated willingly.
Ernst Oertel was top trainer three seasons ago with 46 winners, 39 of whom were purebreds, while last season Tadhg O'Shea was champion jockey with 30 purebred victories among his total of 45.
floridae purebreds through adulthood in the laboratory; it is thus unclear whether death of the hybrids results from incompatible parental genomes or an inadequate diet.
As if, every mutt is just a mix of different purebreds.
Since the lifespan of tortoises can exceed 100 years, there is a high probability that many purebreds are still alive, note the researchers.
A spokesperson said: "At least 10 purebreds have been stolen recently in the Limerick area.
Around 25 percent of dogs and cats in shelters are purebreds, and an Internet search will lead to a number of breed-specific rescue organizations.
The purebreds supported average daily liveweight gains of 1 .
One interesting thing about Cotswold sheep is that despite their slow growth as purebreds, their crossbred lambs grow very rapidly.
And even after we see that breeding two particular green peas produces four green offspring, we cannot conclude that both parents are purebreds.