AskDefine | Define messmate

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messmate n : (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship)

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Noun

  1. an associate with whom one shares a mess (eating place) on a ship

Extensive Definition

Messmate is a common name for a group of species of tree in the plant genus Eucalyptus, all of which have rough bark. The name is of uncertain origin.
Species commonly known as "messmate" include:

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