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noun, plural stirpes
[stur-peez] /ˈstɜr piz/ (Show IPA)
a stock; family or branch of a family; line of descent.
Law. a person from whom a family is descended.
Biology Now Rare. a family, superfamily, or permanent variety.
noun, Anthropology.
a line of descendants from a common ancestor.
noun (pl) stirpes (ˈstɜːpiːz)
(genealogy) a line of descendants from an ancestor; stock or strain
(botany) a race or variety, esp one in which the characters are maintained by cultivation


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