from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a pedigree.
- adj. Purebred.
- n. A chart, list, or record of ancestors, to show breeding, especially distinguished breeding.
- n. Good breeding or ancestry.
- n. A history or provenance.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A line of ancestors; descent; lineage; genealogy; a register or record of a line of ancestors.
- n. A record of the lineage or strain of an animal, as of a horse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To breed (animals) with reference to pedigree (chiefly).
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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Second, it's a (almost) dry rendition (most of the Vignoles with any sort of pedigree is used in dessert and ice-style wines).
Not only that, but the pedigree is distinguished as well.
Mr. Hall's pedigree is unusual for a politician: He was a member of the successful 1970s band Orleans, and was able to draw on a network of fellow musicians to raise campaign funds and raise his profile.
It seems that every idea that Obama puts forward with a GOP pedigree is shot down.
Any coin that caries the NORWEB pedigree is special in and of itself.
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I think reminding people of Pixar's pedigree is a bit unnecessary nowadays but it's hard not to think warm fuzzy thoughts seeing those short clips.
I'd note that the "state's rights" mantra of the RWers is rather selective (as well as suspect in pedigree); the RWers want nothing more than to tell progressive states like Oregon and California what to do, when it comes to matters of real morality, as opposed to bigotry and racial discrimination.
Each rifle, regardless of cost or make or caliber or pedigree, is a law unto itself, and does what it damn well pleases.