- 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.
Origin of purebred
Examples from the Web for pure-bred
Contemporary Examples of pure-bred
In reality, there are no pure-bred libertarian leaders in Congress.You Must Love Me!
May 31, 2013
Historical Examples of pure-bred
The botanical characters of Concord indicate that it is a pure-bred Labrusca.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
With them, too, I want a good sire, a pure-bred Yorkshire or Berkshire.The Prairie Mother
A King, he will die royally: of an insolent race but pure-bred.The Mesmerist's Victim
I want none but pure-bred fowls in my collection, nor will I have them there, either.The History of The Hen Fever
George P. Burnham
And the pure-bred Brazilian native has not been entirely wiped off the face of his homeland.Rubber
Edith A. Browne
- denoting a pure strain obtained through many generations of controlled breeding for desirable traits