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family tree

noun
1.
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
1800-1810
First recorded in 1800-10
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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

noun
1.
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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