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pedigree

noun     /ˈped.ɪ.ɡriː/
[C] a list of the parents and other relations of an animal : The breeder showed us the dog's pedigree. He breeds pedigree poodles / cattle (= ones whose parents and other relations are all of the same breed ).Breeds and breeding [C or U] a person's family history , education , and experience , or the history of an idea or activity : His voice and manner suggested an aristocratic pedigree. Isolationism has a long and respectable pedigree in American history .Ancestors and descendants
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