from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to an animal having both parents of the same breed or variety.
  • noun A purebred animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective that (usually an animal) which has genuine parents of the same breed
  • noun an animal which is of pure breed

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

  • adjective bred for many generations from member of a recognized breed or strain
  • noun a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses


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