studbook

[ stuhd-boo k ]
/ ˈstʌdˌbʊk /

noun

a genealogical register of a stud or studs; a book giving the pedigree of animals, especially horses.

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Origin of studbook

First recorded in 1795–1805; stud2 + book
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Example sentences from the Web for studbook

  • Instinctive, inbred, unconscious, and unregistered in any studbook of Burke or Gotha–but quality.

    The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle

British Dictionary definitions for studbook

studbook
/ (ˈstʌdˌbʊk) /

noun

a written record of the pedigree of a purebred stock, esp of racehorses
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