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descend from someone/something

phrasal verb with descend  us   /dɪˈsend/ verb [I/T]
to have a ​particularperson, ​group, or ​type of ​people in ​yourfamilybackground: He is descended from a ​longline of farmers. If one thing descends from or is descended from another, the ​later thing ​develops from the ​earlier thing: Romance ​languages are ​directly descended from ​Latin.
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