1) ADJ: v-link ADJ from n A person who is descended from someone who lived a long time ago is directly related to them.

She used to tell us that she was descended from some Scottish Lord but we thought she was bragging.

2) ADJ: v-link ADJ from n An animal that is descended from another sort of animal has developed from the original sort.

Domestic chickens are descended from jungle fowl of Southeast Asia.

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