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)

Examples of studbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over the years, a consortium of wolf conservation centers, zoos and the Fish and Wildlife Service have worked to expand the gene pool, using a tool called the studbook. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, "Competing interests leave Mexican gray wolf recovery efforts at a crossroads," 30 Dec. 2019 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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12 Jan 2020

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“Studbook.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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