: a line descending from a common ancestor : stock, lineage

Word History


Latin stirp-, stirps

First Known Use

1502, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stirp was in 1502

Dictionary Entries Near stirp

Cite this Entry

“Stirp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stirp. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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