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noun
the relation between persons having only one common parent.
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Origin of half blood

First recorded in 1545–55

Other definitions for half blood (2 of 2)

half-blood
[ haf-bluhd, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˌblʌd, ˈhɑf- /

noun
Disparaging and Offensive. half-breed (def. 1).
a person who has only one parent in common with another person, as a half sister or half brother.

Origin of half-blood

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English half blod
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British Dictionary definitions for half blood

half-blood

noun
  1. the relationship between individuals having only one parent in common
  2. an individual having such a relationship
a less common name for a half-breed
a half-blooded domestic animal
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