a genealogical chart showing the ancestry, descent, and relationship of all members of a family or other genealogical group.
- Also called genealogical tree.
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How to use family tree in a sentence
A slightly sweeter, citrus-accented drink that prompts Tanqueray haters like myself to think twice about this liquor’s family tree.When Dead Beer Walks: A Dane in Vietnam Turns Strange Brew Into Craft Gin | Eugene Robinson | February 12, 2021 | Ozy
In recent decades, biologists have reconstructed great swaths of the family tree that relates all known organisms.
Oregon had sequenced far less than us, but they had samples from all over the coronavirus family tree.Can Louisiana’s COVID surge trace back to one Mardi Gras reveler? | Philip Kiefer | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
We put any family documents or family tree information in desk drawers downstairs, to be dealt with later.The pandemic gave me the time to finally clean out my shameful attic. Here’s what I learned. | Jura Koncius | January 21, 2021 | Washington Post
In return for your $50 year-long donation, you will receive a monthly update on your whale, plus a family tree.A virtual menagerie: How conservation and rescue efforts can connect us with wildlife around the world | Andrea Sachs | January 15, 2021 | Washington Post
Half a century ago the family tree was consigned solely to paper.
She comes from a deeply religious background, which has four nuns and two priests in the family tree.
If he had known his family tree, his parents could have said, ‘You’re going to seminary.Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reveals Rick Warren’s Slave-Holding Ancestors | Matthew DeLuca | April 15, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And her husband is an Italian count with Agnellis on his family tree.
Across the corporate family tree, the staff of The Wall Street Journal must hold their noses and put it into print.
The greater part of these were cousins, and they gave very detailed family-tree tracings in support of their claims.My Wonderful Visit | Charlie Chaplin
Mappo was going down, right away, to the ground and get a drink at a water-pool near the family tree.Mappo, the Merry Monkey | Richard Barnum
Mrs. Fane was no longer able to put him off with contradictions and vagueness: Michael demanded his family tree.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
What became of the junior scions of the family-tree was to him a matter of secondary consideration.The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I | Susanna Moodie
To trace their family tree back to transplantation at period of Conquest, played out.
British Dictionary definitions for family tree
a chart showing the genealogical relationships and lines of descent of a family: Also called: genealogical tree
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