Purebred

Definition

noun, plural: purebreds

An animal that is of pure breed, i.e. whose ancestors on both sides have been members of a recognized breed.

adjective

Of or pertaining to an animal resulting from a cross of the same breed of unmixed lineage over many generations.


Supplement

A purebred of domesticated animal can be achieved through the process of selective breeding.


Compare: crossbred.

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