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English definition of “thoroughbred”


adjective, noun [C]     /ˈθʌr.ə.bred/ US  /ˈθɝː-/ /-oʊ-/
(a horse ) with parents that are of the same breed and have good qualities : a thoroughbred racehorse Breeds and breedingHorses and similar animals
(Definition of thoroughbred adjectivenoun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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