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noun [countable] ancestor pronunciation in British English /ˈænsestə(r)/ 
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pluralancestors
  1. 1
    someone who is related to you who lived a long time ago

    Her ancestors went to America with the Pilgrims.

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ancestral

 ancestor pronunciation in British English /ænˈsestrəl/  adjective

their ancestral home

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