from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the same kind or nature; allied in origin or cause.
  • In botany and zoology, same as congeneric.
  • In anatomy, having the same physiological action; functioning together: applied to muscles which concur in the same action.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Allied in origin or cause; congeneric.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having the same (kind of) origin or action
  • adjective Belonging to the same taxonomic genus; congeneric

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective belonging to the same genus


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  • Baal-Zeboub, god of corruption, with those of the neighbouring countries and congenerous races: the Iarbal of Libya, the


  • See much more learned disquisition on the origin of these evidently congenerous words under the term _Arage_, in Jamieson.

    Notes and Queries, Number 24, April 13, 1850

  • Man had never been exactly a mystery to her, but now she felt for the first time the congenerous creature — and she gave in to him.

    Gänsemännchen. English

  • You may follow the adventures of a letter through any passage that has particularly pleased you; find it, perhaps, denied a while, to tantalise the ear; find it fired again at you in a whole broadside; or find it pass into congenerous sounds, one liquid or labial melting away into another.

    Essays in the Art of Writing

  • This was to have been shown forth, in wish at least, as somewhat akin to, or congenerous with '_The Doctor_,

    An Author's Mind : The Book of Title-pages

  • This was to have been shown forth, in wish at least, as somewhat akin to, or congenerous with '_The Doctor_,

    The Complete Prose Works of Martin Farquhar Tupper

  • We know the Doric mood sounds gravity and sobriety; the Lydian, buxomness and freedom; the Æolic, sweet stillness and quiet composure; the Phrygian, jollity and youthful levity; the Ionic is a stiller of storms and disturbances arising from passion; and why may we not reasonably suppose, that those whose speech naturally runs into the notes peculiar to any of these moods, are likewise in nature hereunto congenerous?

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)

  • For in order to direct the view aright, it behoves that the beholder should have made himself congenerous and similar to the object beheld.

    Biographia Literaria

  • It might be defined likewise an effect, not having its cause in any thing congenerous.

    Literary Remains, Volume 1

  • When we see the _helleborus foetidus_ and _helleborus niger_ blowing at Christmas, the _helleborus hyemalis_ in January, and the _helleborus viridis_ as soon as ever it emerges out of the ground, we do not wonder, because they are kindred plants that we expect should keep pace the one with the other; but other congenerous vegetables differ so widely in their time of flowering, that we cannot but admire.

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2


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