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pedigree
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
the line of ancestors of an animal

or more rarely:

the line of ancestors for a person; or general background of a person such as experience and education; or any background such as that of an idea
  • Who can show a pedigree like Leviathan?
    Chapters 103-105 -- Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton; The Fossil Whale; Does the Whale Diminish (50% in)

There are no more uses of "pedigree" in Moby Dick.

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Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia - Animal PedigreeWikipedia - Pedigree ChartPictures — Google Images®