ped·i·gree /ˈpɛdəˌgrɪ/ 名詞
1. A line of ancestors; descent; lineage; genealogy; a register or record of a line of ancestors.
Alterations of surnames . . . have obscured the truth of our pedigrees. --Camden.
His vanity labored to contrive us a pedigree. --Milton.
I am no herald to inquire of men's pedigrees. --Sir P. Sidney.
The Jews preserved the pedigrees of their tribes. --Atterbury.
2. Stock Breeding A record of the lineage or strain of an animal, as of a horse.
adj : having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred
animal [syn: pedigree(a), pedigreed, pureblood, pureblooded,
n 1: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has
been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent,
descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, ancestry,
origin, parentage, stemma, stock]
2: line of descent of a pure-bred animal
3: ancestry of a purebred animal [syn: bloodline]