family tree

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

Origin of family tree

First recorded in 1800–10
Also called genealogical tree. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for family tree

ancestry, descent, genealogy, heredity, line, lineage, pedigree, tree, bloodline, stemma

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British Dictionary definitions for family tree

family tree

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