lin·​age | \ ˈlī-nij How to pronounce linage (audio) \
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Definition of linage

: the number of lines of printed or written matter

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Recent Examples on the Web Humans have moved tortoises from different islands, and there could be additional hybrid tortoises with Pinta Island linage in other areas of the Galápagos. TheWeek, "Conservationists discover descendants of tortoise species thought to be extinct," 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of linage

1884, in the meaning defined above

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“Linage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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