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stirps

[sturps] /stɜrps/
noun, plural stirpes
[stur-peez] /ˈstɜr piz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a stock; family or branch of a family; line of descent.
2.
Law. a person from whom a family is descended.
3.
Biology Now Rare. a family, superfamily, or permanent variety.
Origin of stirps
1675-1685
1675-85; < Latin: rootstock, trunk

stirp

[sturp] /stɜrp/
noun, Anthropology.
1.
a line of descendants from a common ancestor.
Origin
1495-1505; < Latin stirp-, stem of stirps stirps
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stirps

/stɜːps/
noun (pl) stirpes (ˈstɜːpiːz)
1.
(genealogy) a line of descendants from an ancestor; stock or strain
2.
(botany) a race or variety, esp one in which the characters are maintained by cultivation
Word Origin
C17: from Latin: root, family origin
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