Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of purebred.
  • adj. Alternative spelling of purebred.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In breeders' language, noting an animal the ancestors of which are all of the same standard breed or race; not crossed with other breeds.

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Examples

  • Julius Caesar, Livy and the geographer Strabo all had a go before Tacitus published his monograph in 98 A.D. But it was his account of these pure-bred, frighteningly tall, dazzlingly blond warriors with their piercing blue eyes, their chastity and their courage, that stuck in the German mind and, nearly two millennia later, bolstered the Nazis' fantasies that they were destined to be the Master Race.

    Hitler's Golden Book

  • If a herd is believed, from prior testing, to consist mostly of pure-bred bison, 'it would be a tragedy to purposefully bring in hybrids,' says Jim Derr, who researches bison genetics at Texas A&M University.

    Taking the Breed by the Tail

  • If a herd is believed, from prior testing, to consist mostly of pure-bred bison, "it would be a tragedy to purposefully bring in hybrids," says Jim Derr , who has spent decades researching bison genetics at Texas A&M University.

    Wondering if That's a Genuine Bison? Try Pulling Its Tail

  • Made from pure-bred Ibèrico pigs who roam the pastures of Jabugo, their diet consists of wild-growing corn oaks, thyme and rosemary.

    Regina Varolli: The Savory Side of StarChefs International Chefs Congress

  • Made from pure-bred Ibèrico pigs who roam the pastures of Jabugo, their diet consists of wild-growing corn oaks, thyme and rosemary.

    Regina Varolli: The Savory Side of StarChefs International Chefs Congress

  • Haven't actually met a pure-bred Xolo but the Xolo's of my acquaintenance in the Colima, countryside are smooth skinned.

    See You Later, Mr. Chan*

  • For instance, I've found free chicken wire, whole fresh hogs heads, raw goat's milk, chicken feet, and pure-bred Border Collies, to name a few.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Jabugo, in fact, is a place -- a town in the southwest of Spain, near Portugal, where the world's most prized 100% pure-bred pigs are raised.

    Rozanne Gold: The World's Best Ham: It May Be $150/lb But It May Be Worth It

  • I moved on to Jess, a "darling," pure-bred Papillion offered by rescue group Eve's Sanctuary.

    Finding Fido

  • Somewhere between a spaniel and a pug: so much for pure-bred fashion.

    Exit the Actress

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