One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person or animal) of unmixed ancestry or descent.‘a herd of pure-blooded American bison’
- ‘A French missionary in 1661 notes that "the number of pure-blooded Iroquois" in the villages was relatively low.’
- ‘We are now breeding our Hanover horses from the few remaining pure-blooded male and female stock.’
- ‘Pure-blooded Vulcans have an easier job of mastering their emotions.’
- ‘Researchers estimate that no more than twenty thousand pure-blooded Bambuti remain in the world.’
- ‘Its story about a community of pure-blooded knights of the Grail, who are corrupted by temptation and healed by a holy fool, seduced the Nazis as well.’
- ‘Neither was Michael pure-blood Hellene.’
- ‘If you're not pure-blood, you're not one of the "accepted."’
- ‘The culture effectively died out in 1933 with the death of Tommy Solomon, the last pure-blooded Moriori.’
- ‘Racial outlooks have been colored by "pure-blood" nationalism as well as traditional patriarchal mores.’
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