full blood



a person or animal of unmixed ancestry; one descended of a pure breed.Compare purebred.
relationship through both parents.

Origin of full blood

First recorded in 1805–15
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Historical Examples of full blood

  • He was dressed like the other men, but was evidently a full-blood.

    The Eagle's Heart

    Hamlin Garland

  • He was a full-blood Cherokee, but had been captured when too young to have any memory of the event.

  • For my part, I cannot say that such language is applicable to full-blood Gipsies.

  • He married a full-blood and has several splendid-looking children.

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

  • He is a full-blood, and neither in face nor manner shows the least emotion.

British Dictionary definitions for full blood

full blood


an individual, esp a horse or similar domestic animal, of unmixed race or breed
the relationship between individuals having the same parents
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