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family tree Syllabification: fam·i·ly tree
Pronunciation: /ˈfam(ə)lē ˈˌtrē/

Definition of family tree in English:


A diagram showing the relationships between people in several generations of a family; a genealogical tree.
Example sentences
  • Family history and family trees are important because they tell us where we have come from, the point of growth that we have reached, and with whom we connected.
  • There is also a detailed chronology, family trees, maps and a list of contents.
  • With a white chalky stone, the guide was kneeling on the kasbah roof, trying to draw the El Glaoui family tree on the dun-coloured surface.
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