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full blood

a person or animal of unmixed ancestry; one descended of a pure breed.
Compare purebred.
relationship through both parents.
Origin of full blood
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • He mentions particularly Joe Stanbough, who was not injured, yet was a full-blood white man.

  • For my part, I cannot say that such language is applicable to full-blood Gipsies.

    A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson
  • After they were married they came down here with their fine duds and bought a ranch over on the creek of a full-blood Cherokee.

    Chiquita, an American Novel Merrill Tileston
  • He married a full-blood and has several splendid-looking children.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • The full-blood Comecrudos seen were tall and thin, some of them with fairer complexions than the Mexicans.

  • He is a full-blood, and neither in face nor manner shows the least emotion.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • In Dakota, in the hands of parties unknown, there are four full-blood buffaloes.

  • But the Piutes can tell you he is a full-blood, and he, like me, was sent to a white man's school.

    The Rainbow Trail Zane Grey
  • Their fleeces were lighter than the full-blood Merinos, but increased in weight with each succeeding cross back toward the latter.

    Sheep, Swine, and Poultry Robert Jennings
  • Mr. Martinez became my main informant and acted as my interpreter in questioning two full-blood Indians on doubtful points.

    Societies of the Kiowas Robert H Lowie
British Dictionary definitions for full-blood

full blood

an individual, esp a horse or similar domestic animal, of unmixed race or breed
the relationship between individuals having the same parents
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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