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ancestor

an early type of animal or plant from which a later, usually dissimilar, type has evolved
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On Gengwu [day] divined: On Xinwei [day], sin-sacrifice Ancestress Geng [an] antelope [and] one cow; Ancestress Geng will be happy.
Another of Mesopotamia's daughters, the unraced Camogie, became the ancestress of Halling.
The contrastive pair of fertility/barrenness lies at the heart of Abraham and Sarah's personal anxieties, and projects Sarah as the person to be protected whenever her role as ancestress is being compromised (the Egypt and Gerar episodes).
The story derived from the Bible was early known in Ethiopia, and the Queen of Sheba was venerated as the national ancestress of the Ethiopian people.
The author's aim is to delve beneath the myths and legends that have surrounded his ancestress and to give 'an intimate portrait' as well as an assessment of Nell Gwyn's importance at court and in politics.
Strawberry marks on backs or shoulders are scarce, but acrimony is plentiful as Annabelle, sans gypsy ancestress, snags a friendship with Nelson and ultimately a relationship with one of his friends.
Green Valley features as the ancestress of numerous top performers including Alhaarth, Authorized, Okawango and Quijano.
Although he concludes the story of Europa, ancestress of Ariadne, in the Sixth Book, he starts it in the Second.
The daughter of Val De Loir has since become the ancestress of Alhaarth and Authorized, and through her granddaughter Brooklyn's Dance is a prominent feature on tomorrow's card at Longchamp.
One granddaughter, the placed Tudor Minstrel mare Aimee, also left a great impression as the granddam of Blushing Groom and ancestress of Group 1 winners King Kamehameha (a leading sire in Japan), Air De Rien, Where Or When and Alwuhush, in addition to Shareta and Encke.
Louve Mysterieuse is a grandaughter of Oaks and Coronation Cup heroine Lupe, also ancestress of Group 1-winning half-brothers Loup Sauvage and Loup Solitaire.
Sea Of Heartbreak's third dam is Sarah Siddons, dam of Princess Patti and Seymour Hicks and ancestress of Excelebration.