- 1The record of descent of an animal, showing it to be purebred.More example sentences
- ‘In doing this they get to know the animals, their pedigrees and so on, as they need to have that kind of information for the competition,’ he commented.
- The pedigree of the genotyped animals was traced back for five generations.
- The pedigree of each animal in the study was traced back as far as known.
- 1.1A purebred animal.More example sentences
- He was a stallion pedigree, physically superior, and proved the point.
- Acceptance of the calf as a pedigree will be acknowledged by the respective breed society once the necessary requirements for that society have been met.
- And these hounds have been born and bred as pedigrees for 200 years - if you take them out to drag hunt, they are guaranteed to chase a fox if they find one.
- 2The recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry, of a person or family.More example sentences
- A complete clinical assessment, family history and pedigrees were all recorded in special case proformas.
- Many Welsh pedigrees assign existing families a Roman ancestor in the person of some official who lived in the period between the departure of the legions and the Saxon conquest.
- Farmer Robert Cunyngham Brown is a grey-haired countryman who owns both Graveland and Otterswick and has a family pedigree on the island that stretches back hundreds of years.
- 2.1The background or history of a person or thing, especially as conferring distinction or quality.More example sentences
- We have a proven pedigree because of our retailing backgrounds.
- Despite its historical pedigree, the spartan bunker, home to the government in times of national emergency, has been deemed too old-fashioned.
- Few castles can boast the historic pedigree of Cathcart, which dates back to the days of Sir Alan Cathcart, a knight who served with Robert the Bruce.
- 2.2A genealogical table.More example sentences
- A family tree or a pedigree is a diagram of the members of your extended family.
- As a primary example, collection of family history and construction of pedigrees is a common activity in genetics curricula.
- For these reasons it is logical to consider drawing a pedigree when asking about family illnesses.
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- Sam is a 14-year-old pedigreed Chinese crested and, unsurprisingly, has won the contest three times in a row.
- Rogue employees have stolen and sold data from the most pedigreed blue chip companies.
- Because they are pound dogs they are not really pedigreed, but the hunting breeds are good.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French pé de grue 'crane's foot', a mark used to denote succession in pedigrees.