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 for congener
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The cherry tree has been often grafted on the laurel,
           to which it is a congener.               --P. Miller.
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           Our elk is more polygamous in his habits than any other
           deer except his congener, the red deer of Europe.
                                                    --Caton.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  congener
      n 1: a minor chemical constituent that gives a wine or liquor
           its distinctive character
      2: an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as
         related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
         [syn: relative, congener, congenator, congeneric]
      3: a whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as
         another; "lard was also used, though its congener, butter,
         was more frequently employed"; "the American shopkeeper
         differs from his European congener"

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