family tree

noun
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

Definition of family tree

1 : genealogy
2 : a genealogical diagram

Examples of family tree in a Sentence

  1. A framed family tree hung on the wall.

  2. his family tree includes writers, musical composers, and other notables in the arts

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First Known Use of family tree

1763


FAMILY TREE Defined for English Language Learners

family tree

noun

Definition of family tree for English Language Learners

  • : a drawing or chart that shows how the different members of a family are related to each other



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