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NOUN (3)

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;
- Example: "lard was also used, though its congener, butter, was more frequently employed"
- Example: "the American shopkeeper differs from his European congener"

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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. [1913 Webster] Our elk is more polygamous in his habits than any other deer except his congener, the red deer of Europe. --Caton. [1913 Webster]
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"