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pedigreed

[ped-i-greed] /ˈpɛd ɪˌgrid/
adjective
1.
having established purebred ancestry:
a pedigreed collie.
Origin of pedigreed
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; pedigree + -ed3
Related forms
nonpedigreed, adjective
unpedigreed, adjective
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  • The house had a pedigreed bull pup that is kept in the barn.

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter
  • It was a pedigreed dog, named Darley's Launcelot of Middlesex.

    The Dogs of Boytown Walter A. Dyer
  • Some say that if pedigreed dogs were trained they would beat the other dogs.

    Hunting Dogs Oliver Hartley
  • I don't believe there is anything much in pedigreed strawberries.

  • Even the savant studies long and investigates much before he gives a positive classification of a piece that is not “pedigreed.”

    The Tapestry Book Helen Churchill Candee
  • Brindle is so pedigreed I don't believe he would thank you for the bar sinister you put on him.

  • Colonel Tennytown's pedigreed horses were periodically shipped abroad.

    The Red Debt

    Everett MacDonald

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