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Answer for the clue "Like a family tree's roots? ", 9 letters:
ancestral

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Ancestral \An*ces"tral\ (?; 277), a. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate. ``Ancestral trees.'' --Hemans.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. Of, pertaining to, derived from, or possessed by, an ancestor or ancestors; as, an ancestral estate.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1520s, from Old French ancestrel (Anglo-French auncestrel ), from ancestre (see ancestor ). Related: Ancestrally .

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent; "ancestral home"; "ancestral lore"; "hereditary monarchy"; "patrimonial estate"; "transmissible tradition" [syn: hereditary , patrimonial , transmissible ] of or belonging...

Usage examples of ancestral.

Soon he found what he was seeking, and he willed his kha to an ancestral world where only a handful of voors were strong enough to go.

The first ancestral voors lived on that energy, absorbing it like plants, feeling it like music.

From what he remembered of his past, he contemplated how his howlie senses would perceive his ancestral homeworld.

The traditional eleven scenes were embroidered on it, all but one of which he recognized as voorish ancestral homes.

The voors needed their godminds to remember their ancestral wanderings and where it was they were going.

An ancient spacefaring race the Linyaari knew only as the Ancestral Friends had saved the ki-lin from primitive and brutal humans who were hunting them to extinction on Terra, and brought them through the cosmos to Vhiliinyar, where they had thrived once again.

So much stimulation, especially in the wake of the disaster that recently overtook us and the enormous output of energy required to restore the Ancestral Meadows, drains their stamina and vitality.

I mean the Ancestral ones we attendants use as our handbook, training manual, journal, history, chronicle, what have you.

The importance of this cave and the existence of petroglyphs made by the earliest Ancestral Attendants were a secret she had promised the Ancestors and their Attendants she would keep.

The communications are mostly about where the best pasture is to be found, and the various indispositions of your ancestral race and cures for them, dietary preferences, that sort of thing.

Our Ancestral Hosts have this machine here, and I believe it allows time travel.

Ancestors sing about the rivers of time and the endless sea of life and so forth maybe some Ancestral Friend took them seriously!

I am the Highmagister HaGurdy and I believe in your time we are known to you collectively as the Ancestral Hosts although, of course, we are actually your ancestors as well.

Flicking the hair from her eyes and the water from both, she peered through the blurs the drops made and saw an Ancestral form on the bank.

Meanwhile, thanks to the genius of our Ancestral Hosts, we have found a way to reclaim some of our lost species.