from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Direct line of descent; pedigree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The abstract link between a person and their ancestors.
  • n. The pedigree of an animal.
  • n. By extension, the predecessors of a particular item or product.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ancestry of a purebred animal
  • n. the descendants of one individual


blood +‎ line (Wiktionary)



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