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family tree

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
1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Begin the process by filling out the attached family tree chart to the best of your ability.
  • My father, meanwhile, loathed them-which meant fights always broke out over the buying and decorating of the family tree.
  • Let them know what a joy it has been for you to become friends with her and restart dialogue with that branch of the family tree.
  • One year, take the time to create a good family tree.
  • There were no princes or nobility in my family tree.
  • But they are equally fascinating to those not snooping around the family tree.
  • Nevertheless, a glance at your family tree may indicate whether you have a familial tendency toward longevity.
  • Which explanation is closest to actual penguin history, depends on the shape of the penguin family tree.
  • There are gunslingers and blacksmiths, surgeons and professors in my family tree.
  • More seriously, trying to fit new fossils into the already confusing hominid family tree is always going to produce disagreement.
British Dictionary definitions for family tree

family tree

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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