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family tree

a genealogical chart showing the ancestry, descent, and relationship of all members of a family or other genealogical group.
Also called genealogical tree.
Origin of family tree
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I got after his helmet, battle-ax, and family tree, by Jove!

    'Charge It' Irving Bacheller
  • Your mother never said much about your Mentorian family tree, I suppose?

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • So much for the male branch of the family tree, but this is only half.

    James Watt Andrew Carnegie
  • You don't mean to say it cost you $7000 to have your family tree looked up?

  • Henceforward her name was to be emblazoned on the scroll of his family tree!

    Caleb West, Master Diver F. Hopkinson Smith
British Dictionary definitions for family tree

family tree

a chart showing the genealogical relationships and lines of descent of a family Also called genealogical tree
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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