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Congener  n.  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." "Our elk is more polygamous in his habits than any other deer except his congener, the red deer of Europe."

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"Congener" Quotes from Famous Books

... maniculata originated in Nubia; and we know from the mummy pits and Herodotus that it was the same species as ours. The first portraits of the cat are on the monuments of "Beni Hasan," B.C. 2500. I have ventured to derive the familiar "Puss" from the Arab. "Biss (fem. :Bissah"), which is a congener of Pasht (Diana), the cat-faced goddess of Bubastis (Pi-Pasht), now Zagazig. Lastly, "tabby (brindled)-cat" is derived from the Attabi (Prince Attab's) quarter at Baghdad where watered silks were made. ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 3 • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Congener" :   whole, unit, chemical, congenator, chemical substance, being, relative, congeneric

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