family tree

noun

Definition of family tree

  1. 1 :  genealogy

  2. 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

1763

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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