Definitions for: Congener


[n] an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.
--Caton.

Synonyms: congenator, relative

See Also: being, organism

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