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Meaning of pedigree

ped•i•gree

Pronunciation: (ped'i-grē"), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancestral line; line of descent; lineage; ancestry.
  2. a genealogical table, chart, list, or record, esp. of a purebred animal.
  3. distinguished, excellent, or pure ancestry.
  4. derivation, origin, or history: the pedigree of a word.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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