[pyoo r-bluhd]


an individual, especially an animal, whose ancestry consists of a single strain or type unmixed with any other.

adjective Also pure·blood·ed, pure-blood·ed.

of or relating to a pureblood.

Origin of pureblood

First recorded in 1770–80; pure + blood
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Word Origin and History for pureblood

1851, from pure blood (n.), attested from 1751 in reference to breeding, from pure (adj.) + blood (n.). As a noun meaning "a pure-blood animal" from 1882.

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Medicine definitions for pureblood




Of unmixed ancestry; purebred.
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