linguistic stock


noun

a parent language and all its derived dialects and languages.
the people speaking any of these dialects or languages.

Nearby words

  1. linguistic atlas,
  2. linguistic borrowing,
  3. linguistic form,
  4. linguistic geography,
  5. linguistic philosophy,
  6. linguistic universal,
  7. linguistical,
  8. linguistician,
  9. linguistics,
  10. linguiça

Origin of linguistic stock

First recorded in 1920–25

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