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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Congener \Con"ge*ner\ (?; 277), n. [From L. congener. See
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
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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