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    congener - Dictionary definition and meaning for word congener

    Definition
    (noun) a minor chemical constituent that gives a wine or liquor its distinctive character Definition
    (noun) an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
    Synonyms : congenator , congeneric , relative
    Definition
    (noun) a whole (a thing or person) of the same kind or category as another
    Example Sentence
    • lard was also used, though its congener, butter, was more frequently employed
    • the American shopkeeper differs from his European congener
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