stock - ... g: (= tribe, race etc) Stamm m; (= descent) Abstammung f, Herkunft f; (Ling) (Sprach)familie f, (Sprach)gruppe f;
to be /or/ come of good stock - guter Herkunft sein;
to be from good farming stock - aus einer alten Bauernfamilie stammen
stock - 1: (n.) a: (origin, family, breed) Abstammung;
a horce of good racing/breeding stock - ein Renn-/Zuchtpferd mit gutem Stammbaum;
be /or/ come of farming/French/good stock - bäuerlicher/französischer Herkunft sein/aus einer guten Familie stammen; ...
stock - (n.) ... 4: [usu. with adj.] a person's ancestry or line or descent: her mother was of French stock | both of them came from peasant stock.
a breed, variety, or population of an animal or plant.
stock - ... 10: ancestry; descent of peasant stock.http://www.chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/feat...
Random House unabridged:
stock - ... 8. the type from which a groups of animals or plants has been derived. 9. a race or other related group of animals or plants. 10. the person from whom a given line of descent is derived; the original progenitor. 11. a line of descent; a tribe, race, or ethnic group. 12. [Anthropol.] a major division of mankind: Caucasoid stock; Mongoloid stock.
13. [Ling.] a category consisting of langauge families which, because of resemblances in grammatical structure or sometimes because of cognates in vocabulary, are considered likely to be related by common origin. Cf. family
(def. 10), phylum
(def. 2). 14. any grouping of related languages.