One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘there was blood streaming from a wound in his head’
gore, lifeblood, vital fluid
2‘a woman of noble blood’
ancestry, lineage, line, bloodline, descent, parentage, family, house, dynasty, birth, extraction, derivation, origin, genealogy, heritage, breeding, stock, strain, race, pedigree, roots, kinship, consanguinity
3‘my daughter defies me—my own flesh and blood!’
kin, kindred, relation, member of one's family, next of kin
blood relationship, relationship, kinship
formal kinsman, kinswoman
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