Definition of pedigree in English:
- ‘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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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- Organised gangs are stealing pedigree dogs of all breeds from homes across the country and the dognapping crime is on the increase.
- Anyone with knowledge of livestock and pedigree cattle will appreciate their true value.
- The first phase of the plan, launched by DEFRA in July, was for pedigree sheep breeders.
- Example sentences
- 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.
In medieval manuscripts a mark consisting of three curved lines was used to indicate a person's family descent or succession. People saw a resemblance between this mark and the claw or track of a crane, and called it ‘a crane's foot’—pé de grue in the French spoken by the descendants of Norman settlers in England. The name, which became pedigree, then came to refer to a family tree, and from that to a person's or, from the early 17th century, animal's lineage or descent.
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