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ancestor

US [ˈænˌsestər]
UK [ˈænsestə(r)]
  • n.祖先;祖宗;(动物的)原始种型;(机器的)原型
  • Web先辈;先人;先驱
Plural Form:ancestors  
ancestor
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n.
1.
祖宗;祖先a person in your family who lived a long time ago
His ancestors had come to America from Ireland.
他的祖先从爱尔兰来到美国。
2.
(动物的)原始种型an animal that lived in the past which a modern animal has developed from
a reptile that was the common ancestor of lizards and turtles
作为蜥蜴和龟的共同原种的一种爬行动物
3.
(机器的)原型an early form of a machine which later became more developed
The ancestor of the modern bicycle was called a penny-farthing.
现代自行车的原型称作 penny-farthing (一种前轮大后轮小的自行车)。

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