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stirps



Pronunciation: (stûrps), [key]
n.,
pl. stir•pesPronunciation: (stûr'pēz). [key]

1. a stock; family or branch of a family; line of descent.
2. Law.a person from whom a family is descended.
3. Biol. Now Rare.a family, superfamily, or permanent variety.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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