pure bred

purebred

[adj. pyoor-bred; n. pyoor-bred]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to an animal, all of whose ancestors derive over many generations from a recognized breed.
noun
2.
a purebred animal, especially one of registered pedigree.

Origin:
1865–70; pure + bred

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purebred
 
adj
1.  denoting a pure strain obtained through many generations of controlled breeding for desirable traits
 
n
2.  grade Compare crossbred a purebred animal

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