- (usually of animals) the line of descent; pedigree; strain.
Origin of bloodline
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Among their ancestors, they believed in wedding brother to sister to preserve the bloodline.Game of Thrones for Dummies
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Macedonia was a vital (also corrupt and lucrative) bloodline, connecting Greece to Serbia (through the Vardar river).After the Rain
- all the members of a family group over generations, esp regarding characteristics common to that group; pedigree
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- The direct line of descent; a pedigree.
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