Definition of pedigree adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpedɪɡriː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpedɪɡriː//
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(British English) (usually North American English pedigreed) [only before noun] (of an animal) coming from a family of the same breed that has been officially recorded for a long time and is thought to be of a good quality pedigree sheep Word Originlate Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French pé de grue ‘crane's foot’, a mark used to denote succession in pedigrees.
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