noun Anthropology.

a line of descendants from a common ancestor.

Origin of stirp

1495–1505; < Latin stirp-, stem of stirps stirps Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for stirp

Historical Examples of stirp

  • For figures or descriptions of four-leaved shamrocks the reader is referred to Lobel, 'Stirp.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • The continuity of germ plasm (stirp of Galton), like Darwins selection, is a fact, not a theory.

    Darwinism and Race Progress

    John Berry Haycraft

  • Dogging at a theory of heredity which will reconcile Darwin's gemmules, Weismann's germ-plasm, and Galton's stirp.