blood line


(usually of animals) the line of descent; pedigree; strain.

1905–10; blood + line1 Unabridged
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bloodline (ˈblʌdˌlaɪn)
all the members of a family group over generations, esp regarding characteristics common to that group; pedigree

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bloodline blood·line (blŭd'līn')
The direct line of descent; a pedigree.

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