- a person or thing of the same kind or class as another.
- a plant, animal, fungus, etc., belonging to the same genus as another.
- Also congeneric. a secondary product formed in alcohol during fermentation that determines largely the character of the final liquor.
Origin of congener
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Examples from the Web for congener
A bottle of Budweiser has six times the congener content of a Long Island iced tea, but about two-thirds the amount of alcohol.20 Worst Hangover Drinks
The Daily Beast
December 30, 2010
Its geographical range is more extensive than that of its congener.
It is more dependent on shade and moisture than its congener.Our British Snails
John William Horsley
The bird is noisy and tuneful in the twilight like his American congener.Fresh Fields
He is not a climber and a haunter of the woods, like his congener.The Desert World
Like its congener, A. fornax is reported only from the hotter parts of Texas.The Butterfly Book
William Jacob Holland
- a member of a class, group, or other category, esp any animal of a specified genus
- a by-product formed in alcoholic drinks during the fermentation process, which largely determines the flavour and colour of the drink
C18: from Latin, from com- same + genus kind
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Word Origin and History for congener
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A member of the same kind, class, or group.
- An organism of the same taxonomic genus as another organism.
- One of two or more muscles having the same function.
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