descend from

Definition of descend from

  1. :  to have (something or someone in the past) as an origin or source Recent evidence supports the theory that birds descended from dinosaurs. The plants descend from a common ancestor. They claim to be descended from a noble British family.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to pass from a higher place or level to a lower one

    :  to pass in discussion from what is logically prior or more comprehensive

    :  to originate or come from an ancestral stock or source :  derive

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