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pedigree

noun uk   /ˈped.ɪ.ɡriː/ us  
[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). [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.
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