bloodline vs pedigree what difference

what is difference between bloodline and pedigree

English

Etymology

blood +‎ line

Noun

bloodline (plural bloodlines)

  1. The abstract link between a person and their ancestors.
  2. The pedigree of an animal.
  3. By extension, the predecessors of a particular item or product.
    • 2002, Tampa Bay Magazine – Sep-Oct 2002, Vol. 17, No. 5, p. 63:
      No other Sport Utility Vehicle has a bloodline like the Cayenne.


English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman pé de grue, a variant of Old French pié de gru (foot of a crane), from Latin pes (foot) + grus (crane).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɛd.ɪ.ɡɹi/

Noun

pedigree (countable and uncountable, plural pedigrees)

  1. A chart, list, or record of ancestors, to show breeding, especially distinguished breeding. [from 15th c.]
  2. A person’s ancestral history; ancestry, lineage. [from 15th c.]
  3. (uncountable) Good breeding or ancestry. [from 15th c.]
  4. The history or provenance of an idea, custom etc. [from 16th c.]
    • 2012, Faramerz Dabhoiwala, The Origins of Sex, Penguin 2013, p. 33:
      This connection between sexual and spiritual impurity had an immense pedigree.
  5. The ancestry of a domesticated animal, especially a dog or horse. [from 17th c.]

Related terms

Translations

Adjective

pedigree (comparative more pedigree, superlative most pedigree)

  1. Having a pedigree.
  2. Purebred.

Verb

pedigree (third-person singular simple present pedigrees, present participle pedigreeing, simple past and past participle pedigreed)

  1. (transitive) To determine the pedigree of (an animal).

See also

  • genealogy

Further reading

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “pedigree”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pe.di.ɡʁe/

Noun

pedigree m (plural pedigrees)

  1. Alternative spelling of pédigrée (pedigree)

Portuguese

Noun

pedigree m (plural pedigrees)

  1. pedigree (chart of ancestors, showing the breed of an animal)

Adjective

pedigree (plural pedigree, comparable)

  1. purebred; pedigree

Spanish

Noun

pedigree m (plural pedigrees)

  1. pedigree

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