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"thoroughbred" in British English

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thoroughbredadjective, noun [C]

uk   /ˈθʌr.ə.bred/  us   /ˈθɝː-/ /-oʊ-/
(a ​horse) with ​parents that are of the same ​breed and have good ​qualities: a thoroughbred ​racehorse
(Definition of thoroughbred from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thoroughbrednoun [C]

 us   /ˈθɜr·əˌbred, ˈθʌr-/
a ​horse with good ​qualitiestypical of a ​particularbreed and with ​parents that are ​officiallyrecognized as being the same ​breed
(Definition of thoroughbred from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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