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pedigreenoun [C]

 us   /ˈped·ɪˌɡri/
the parents and other family members of a particular animal, or a record of them: a dog’s pedigree
The pedigree of a person, idea, or activity is its history: Populism and conservatism have strong Southern pedigrees.
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pedigreenoun

uk   /ˈped.ɪ.ɡriː/  us   /ˈped.ə.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).
[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.
(Definition of pedigree from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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