|Origin:||pe de gru 'crane's foot'; because the lines connecting related people can look like the bird's foot|
the parents and other past family members of an animal or person, or an official written record of this
the history and achievements of something or someone, especially when they are good and should be admired [↪ background]:
Founded in 1781, the school has an excellent pedigree.
a scientist's academic pedigree