One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Hereford cattle have a long pedigree’
ancestry, descent, lineage, line, line of descent, genealogy, family tree, extraction, derivation, origin, heritage, parentage, paternity, birth, family, dynasty, house, race, strain, stock, breed, blood, bloodline, history, background, roots
rare stirps, filiation, stemma
1‘a pedigree cat’
pure-bred, thoroughbred, pure, pure-blooded, full-blooded
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