ped·i·gree /ˈpɛdəˌgri:/ noun plural ped·i·grees
the history of the family members in a person's or animal's past especially when it is good or impressive [count
] ▪ That horse has an impressive pedigree. ▪ Her husband has a noble/aristocratic pedigree. [=the people in his family were noble/aristocratic] ▪ What is the dog's pedigree?
] ▪ The puppy came with papers proving its pedigree.
the origin and history of something especially when it is good or impressive [count
] ▪ a painting's pedigree ▪ Democracy is an idea with a pedigree stretching back to ancient Greece. ▪ The company has an excellent pedigree with over a century in the business.
] ▪ She wants to go to a school with pedigree. [=a school that has a long and impressive history]
— ped·i·greed /ˈpɛdəˌgri:d/ or pedigree adjective
▪ a pedigreed horse/school/family