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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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purebred

adjective
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Translations

purebred

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

pure-bred [ˌpjʊərbrɛd] adjde race
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purebred

[ˈpjʊəˌbrɛd] adjdi razza pura
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References in classic literature ?
Women are all alike there--they never seem to realize that a purebred without papers is just a good grade."
"Yes, I guess it's the only thing to do--to get rid of the purebred stuff.
"Thoroughbred for a horse, and purebred for a cow," Rose repeated willingly.
"Beware of any breeder that encourages you to rush your decision without checking you out."SolutionsIntroducing laws on dog breeding would significantly increase the living conditions of purebreds in Morocco, if they are adhered to.
Based with Musabah Al Muhairi, he registered a notable double in December 2015 in the fillies' and colts' Classics restricted to UAE purebreds. He returns having ridden a personal-best ten British winners this year.
Most of the puppies are purebreds and cost extravagant sums of money to a high of about Nu 35,000.
As if, every mutt is just a mix of different purebreds. He explained that mutts are dogs in their natural healthy stage.
The top 10 remains a testament to the variety of purebreds, from the pert, portable Yorkie to the muscular, purposeful Rottweiler.
When it comes to the latter, I've had everything from litter runts, to mutts of unknown heritage; and even purebreds. No matter what their ancestry, all dogs often put humans to disgrace when it comes to loyalty and unconditional love.
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."