stud·​book | \ ˈstəd-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce studbook (audio) \

Definition of studbook

: an official record (as in a book) of the pedigree of purebred animals (such as horses or dogs) also : a record of the lineage of a wild animal bred in captivity (as at a zoo)

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Recent Examples on the Web To keep track of captive birds and their origins, Downs teamed up with geneticist Sandi Willows-Munro to create an official Cape parrot studbook. National Geographic, "Africa's Most Endangered Parrot Fighting for Survival," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of studbook

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Studbook.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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