Definition of purebred in English:

purebred

Syllabification: pure·bred
Pronunciation: /ˈpyo͝orˌbred
 
/

adjective

(Of an animal) bred from parents of the same breed or variety.
More example sentences
  • The offspring of a mating between two purebred dogs of different breeds is a mongrel, a mutt.
  • Because of the way dogs have been breed, there is little genetic variation within purebred dogs and many breeds of dogs began with a very small number of dogs, so they had little genetic variation to begin with.
  • Three of 15 cooperators were purebred cattle operations, one cooperator was already retaining ownership to the feedyard, and six cooperators failed to participate in the feedout program.

noun

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An animal bred from parents of the same breed or variety.
More example sentences
  • In my experience purebreds seem to have more health problems due to overbreeding.
  • When I asked the owner he said this is a genetic problem with purebreds.
  • Their dairy cattle were never the best in Middlesex County, but during World War I George Bogue began to improve the dairy herd with the purchase of Holstein-Friesan purebreds.

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