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family tree

noun
1.
a genealogical chart showing the ancestry, descent, and relationship of all members of a family or other genealogical group.
Also called genealogical tree.
Origin of family tree
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • Down on the ground, under the family tree, were some empty cocoanut shells.

    Mappo, the Merry Monkey Richard Barnum
  • Your mother never said much about your Mentorian family tree, I suppose?

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Possibly he preferred to leave the family tree naked, that his unaided rise to eminence might the more impress the chance reader.

    Stephen A. Douglas Allen Johnson
  • So much for the male branch of the family tree, but this is only half.

    James Watt Andrew Carnegie
  • His whole life has been turned into a lie—his family tree, too.

British Dictionary definitions for family tree

family tree

noun
1.
a chart showing the genealogical relationships and lines of descent of a family Also called genealogical tree
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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