[ adjective pyoor-bred; noun pyoor-bred ]
/ adjective ˈpyʊərˈbrɛd; noun ˈpyʊərˌbrɛd /
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of or relating to an animal, all of whose ancestors derive over many generations from a recognized breed.
a purebred animal, especially one of registered pedigree.
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How to use purebred in a sentence
In reality, there are no pure-bred libertarian leaders in Congress.You Must Love Me!|Gregory Ferenstein|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the stables and enclosures were pure-bred cattle and sheep, the nucleus of tribal flocks and herds of better standards.Mystery Ranch|Arthur Chapman
Black, brown, or brindled, are colors not recognised among pure-bred Short Horns.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
I knew Mary Belle was a pure-bred sheep of some kind, but I thought it was an ordinary kind.The Red Cow and Her Friends|Peter McArthur
The pure-bred Peruvian horse is more elegantly formed than his Andalusian progenitor.
He was in truth a rare and unequalled specimen of his kind, the true pure-bred horse of the Asiatic plains.Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
British Dictionary definitions for purebred
denoting a pure strain obtained through many generations of controlled breeding for desirable traits
a purebred animalCompare grade (def. 9), crossbred (def. 2)
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