volbloed

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vol (full) +‎ bloed (blood)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

volbloed (invariable)

  1. (of horses and other animals) thoroughbred, purebred
  2. (of humans) racially pure
  3. pedigreed
  4. (figuratively) fierce, dedicated to passionate

Related terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

volbloed m (plural volbloeden, diminutive volbloedje n)

  1. Thoroughbred, a horse of prime stock
  2. (by extension) any purebred and/or pedigreed animal or member of a human ethnic group

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]