congenator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n congenator an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
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Usage

In literature:

Some have asserted that this species is more fierce than its Indian congener, and could not be domesticated.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
This proves that these birds, like many of their congeners, are partial to a commanding lookout for a nesting site.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
A congener of the salmon species found in Scotland; it is small, and shaped like a sea-trout.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
And another fear came to help the former, its fit and appropriate congener.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
The chipper's congener, the field sparrow, is less neighborly than he, but a much better musician.
"Birds in the Bush" by Bradford Torrey
Nevertheless, it is probably true, as Mr. Lowell says, that Cowper is the nearest congener of Rousseau in our language.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
On the other hand, his congener, the white-throated sparrow, is decidedly musical in passing, both spring and fall.
"A Year in the Fields" by John Burroughs
This monarch was master of the revels like his congener the lord of misrule.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 4" by Various
But there are some very curious points in the history of the "edolio," which it does not share with its European congener.
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
He had drawn attention to the life of Sebastian Bach and his congeners.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
I must record my own experiences with their congeners, the toads.
"Reminiscences of a Canadian Pioneer for the last Fifty Years" by Samuel Thompson
The bobolink, for instance, has properly no congener.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
The Indian polyp, like all its congeners, is attracted by light, but it is more strongly repelled by heat.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
Nor is the conjecture that there may be in existence some congeners of these great reptiles inconsistent with zoological science.
"Sea Monsters Unmasked and Sea Fables Explained" by Henry Lee
The Guaranis of Paraguay did not differ, in this respect, from their congeners.
"The Moral and Intellectual Diversity of Races" by Arthur, comte de Gobineau
It is to be feared that a similar fate will one day befall it as has, apparently, already befallen its congener from the Chatham Islands.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
Neapolitans and their congeners do not care much for anything foreigners do, unless it happens to bring them money.
"To Leeward" by F. Marion Crawford
It is in this way that the granites and their congeners have been raised up into their present elevations.
"The Indian in his Wigwam" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
It is more dependent on shade and moisture than its congener.
"Our British Snails" by John William Horsley
They feed like their congeners, and are great grain-eaters, only at times varying this kind of food with a few snails.
"Nests and Eggs of Familiar British Birds, Second Series" by Henry Gardiner Adams
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In news:

Drink clear liquors over colored ones: darker alcohol like bourbon or red wine contain more congeners, a substance that help contribute to hangovers .
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In science:

They found the emission to be much more subdued in Herbig Ae/Be stars than their cooler congeners, the T Tauri stars.
The narrow, inner CO ring around the magnetic Herbig Ae star, HD 101412
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