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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology, Family
pedigreeped‧i‧gree1 /ˈpedəɡriː/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 HBSSFthe parents and other past family members of an animal or person, or an official written record of this2 the history and achievements of something or someone, especially when they are good and should be admiredbackground Founded in 1781, the school has an excellent pedigree. a scientist’s academic pedigree
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pedigreeA pedigree based on genes shows that the beetles followed their food.As a scientist, I am robed with degrees and academic pedigree.Even the doors, windows and their hardware have pedigrees.Given her pedigree in the classical theater, it's not surprising that she wasn't happy working in Hollywood.Well, isn't that what you'd expect from the company with the longest pedigree in pet healthcare?But the pedigree of this idea is beside the point.These pedigrees contain 123 cases known to have been affected, with 76 currently alive.
Related topics: Animals
pedigreepedigree2 British English, pedigreed /ˈpedəɡriːd/ American English adjective [only before noun]  HBAa pedigree animal comes from a family that has been recorded for a long time and is considered to be of a very good breed a pedigree greyhound purebred, thoroughbred
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