Definition of family tree in English:

family tree


  • A diagram showing the relationship between people in several generations of a family.

    • ‘Part of the exhibition incorporates a high tech family tree where people can key in the name of the person they are interested in and see them appear before them on screen.’
    • ‘But amongst the books were also handwritten journals, and she even found a delicately drawn out family tree.’
    • ‘With a white chalky stone, the guide was kneeling on the kasbah roof, trying to draw the El Glaoui family tree on the dun-coloured surface.’
    • ‘Family history and family trees are important because they tell us where we have come from, the point of growth that we have reached, and with whom we connected.’
    • ‘There is also a detailed chronology, family trees, maps and a list of contents.’
    ancestry, genealogy, descent, lineage, line, line of descent, bloodline, blood, parentage, pedigree, background, extraction, derivation, race, strain, stock, breed
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