cousin-german

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cousin-german (plural cousin-germans or cousins-german)

  1. A first cousin.
  2. (figuratively) Something closely related.
    • 1866, Patrick Fairbairn, The Imperial Bible-Dictionary (page 59)
      This propensity to display its blossoms on bare branches the almond shares with several of its kindred; and, as a parallel to Solomon's image, we may refer to its cousin-german the sloe, in our own cold clime so familiar, with its snowy petals []