American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A line of ancestors; a lineage.
- n. A list of ancestors; a family tree.
- n. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
- n. A list of the ancestors of a purebred animal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Line of ancestors; descent; lineage; genealogy; list of ancestors; genealogical tree.
- n. Synonyms Pedigree, Genealogy, Lineage. Pedigree may be used with reference either to a person or to an animal, as the pedigree of a horse; the others only to a person or family. In some cases it extends to geologic time: as, the pedigree of Cænozoic horses. Genealogy is the series of generations, coming down from the first known ancestor. Lineage views the person as coming in a line of descent, generally honorable, which, however, need not be traced, as in a genealogy or pedigree. Pedigree and lineage are generally much narrower words than genealogy, the last usually covering some personal history and including details of various matters of interest to the persons or families concerned.
- To breed (animals) with reference to pedigree (chiefly).
- adj. Having a pedigree.
- adj. Purebred.
- n. A chart, list, or record of ancestors, to show breeding, especially distinguished breeding.
- n. uncountable Good breeding or ancestry.
- n. A history or provenance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A line of ancestors; descent; lineage; genealogy; a register or record of a line of ancestors.
- n. (Stock Breeding) A record of the lineage or strain of an animal, as of a horse.
- n. the descendants of one individual
- adj. having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
- n. ancestry of a purebred animal
- n. line of descent of a purebred animal
- From Anglo-Norman pe de gru, a variant of Old French pié de gru ("foot of a crane"), from Latin pedem ("foot") + gruem ("crane"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English pedegru, from Anglo-Norman pe de grue : pe, foot (from Latin pēs; see pedi-) + de, of (from Latin dē; 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-2 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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