Definition of family tree noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


family tree

BrE BrE//ˌfæməli ˈtriː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfæməli ˈtriː//
Family background
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a diagram that shows the relationship between members of a family over a long period of time How far back can you trace your family tree? Wordfinderancestor, branch, descent, dynasty, family tree, genealogy, generation, inherit, relation, trace See related entries: Family background
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: family tree