Definition of purebred
: bred from members of a recognized breed, strain, or kind without admixture of other blood over many generations
purebredplay \-ˌbred\ noun
Examples of purebred in a Sentence
that horse is a purebred Arabian
Recent Examples of purebred from the Web
Songs: Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas, Dirty Cigarettes, Punks in a Disco Bar Sun Seekers (Sunday) The purebred, blue-ribbon, chamber-pop wunderkinds known as Sun Seeker hail from Nashville, Tennessee.
Nendick’s blog post admitted her mistake and included a list of Chicago shelters that adopt out purebred rescue dogs.
Carnation dairy’s purebred Holsteins — known for record-setting milk production — are gone, except for a giant cow statue considered to be a true American roadside attraction.
Hobby breeders, who often also show dogs professionally, have garnered a reputation as an acceptable, albeit pricey, source of purebred dogs.
However, each of my children, just like their parents, is a mixed bag, much more loyal mutt than purebred.
A purebred miniature poodle that was among nearly 130 animals rescued from a Cabarrus County puppy mill in September was selected to be the face of a day-long online fund-raising campaign on Monday to stop America’s puppy mills.
Pinterest There was an era in which many celebrities made headlines for paying big money for exotic or purebred pets.
Stewart said some giant rabbits, which can run from $30 from backyard breeders to $400 or more for purebred rabbits, can compete in competitions much like dog agility courses.
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First Known Use of purebred
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Definition of purebred for English Language Learners
of animals : having parents that are of the same breed
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Definition of purebred for Students
: bred from ancestors of a single breed for many generations purebred horses
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