purebred

adjective pure·bred \ ˈpyu̇r-ˈbred , -ˌbred \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of purebred

: bred from members of a recognized breed, strain, or kind without admixture of other blood over many generations

purebred

play \ˈpyu̇r-ˌbred\ noun

Examples of purebred in a Sentence

  1. that horse is a purebred Arabian

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First Known Use of purebred

1839

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PUREBRED Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of purebred for English Language Learners

  • of animals : having parents that are of the same breed


PUREBRED Defined for Kids

purebred

adjective pure·bred \ ˈpyu̇r-ˈbred \

Definition of purebred for Students

: bred from ancestors of a single breed for many generations
  • purebred horses

Medical Dictionary

purebred

adjective pure·bred \ -ˈbred \

medical Definition of purebred

: bred from members of a recognized breed, strain, or kind without outbreeding over many generations

purebred

play \-ˌbred\ noun

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