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congener


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Congener  \Con"ge*ner\  (?;  277),  n.  [From  L.  congener.  See 
  {Congenerous}.] 
  A  thing  of  the  same  genus,  species,  or  kind  a  thing  allied 
  in  nature,  character,  or  action 
 
  The  cherry  tree  has  been  often  grafted  on  the  laurel, 
  to  which  it  is  a  congener.  --P.  Miller. 
 
  Our  elk  is  more  polygamous  in  his  habits  than  any  other 
  deer  except  his  congener,  the  red  deer  of  Europe. 
  --Caton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  congener 
  n  :  an  animal  or  plant  that  bears  a  relationship  to  another  (as 
  related  by  common  descent  or  by  membership  in  the  same 
  genus)  [syn:  {relative},  {congenator}] 




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