purebred

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adjective pure·bred \-ˈbred, -ˌbred\

Definition of purebred

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

purebred

play \-ˌbred\ noun

Examples of purebred in a sentence

  1. <that horse is a purebred Arabian>

1839

First Known Use of purebred

1839


PUREBRED Defined for English Language Learners

purebred

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adjective pure·bred \-ˈbred, -ˌbred\

Definition of purebred for English Language Learners

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


PUREBRED Defined for Kids

purebred

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adjective pure·bred \ˈpyu̇r-ˈbred\

Definition of purebred for Students

  1. :  bred from ancestors of a single breed for many generations <purebred horses>


Medical Dictionary

purebred

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adjective pure·bred \-ˈbred\

Medical Definition of purebred

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

purebred

\-ˌbred\play noun


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