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half blood

noun
1.
the relation between persons having only one common parent.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55

half-blood

[haf-bluhd, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌblʌd, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
a half-breed.
2.
a person who has only one parent in common with another person, as a half sister or half brother.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English half blod
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  • Any blood relative including those of half-blood and including first cousins, nephews, or nieces.
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half-blood

noun
1.
  1. the relationship between individuals having only one parent in common
  2. an individual having such a relationship
2.
a less common name for a half-breed
3.
a half-blooded domestic animal
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