family tree


noun

a genealogical chart showing the ancestry, descent, and relationship of all members of a family or other genealogical group.

Nearby words

  1. family room,
  2. family skeleton,
  3. family style,
  4. family support,
  5. family therapy,
  6. family values,
  7. family way,
  8. family-tree theory,
  9. famine,
  10. famish

Origin of family tree

First recorded in 1800–10

Also called genealogical tree.

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British Dictionary definitions for family tree

family tree

noun

a chart showing the genealogical relationships and lines of descent of a familyAlso called: genealogical tree
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