noun Date: 1664 a person with whom one regularly takes mess (as on a ship)

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  • 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.[1] Species commonly known as messmate include:[2] E. acmenoides (Yellow Messmate) E. cloeziana …   Wikipedia

  • Messmate — es un nombre común para un grupo de especies de árbol en el género de plantas Eucalyptus, todas las cuáles tienen la corteza rugosa. El nombre es de origen incierto.[1] Especies comúnmente conocidas como messmate incluyen:[2] E. acmenoides… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Messmate — Mess mate , n. An associate in a mess. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • messmate — (n.) 1746, from MESS (Cf. mess) (n.) + MATE (Cf. mate) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • messmate — [mes′māt΄] n. [ MESS, n. 4 + MATE1] a person with whom one regularly has meals, as in the army …   English World dictionary

  • messmate — atvašinis eukaliptas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Eucalyptus obliqua), paplitęs Australijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Eucalyptus obliqua angl. messmate; messmate stringybark šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • messmate — /mes mayt /, n. a person, esp. a friend, who is a member of a group regularly taking meals together, as in an army camp. [1720 30; MESS + MATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • messmate — noun an associate with whom one shares a mess (eating place) on a ship …   Wiktionary

  • messmate — Synonyms and related words: ace, amigo, associate, bedfellow, bedmate, birthmate, bosom buddy, buddy, bunkie, bunkmate, butty, camarade, chamberfellow, chum, classmate, clubmate, colleague, comate, companion, company, compeer, comrade, confrere,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • messmate — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. comrade, buddy, shipmate; see friend 1 , mate 2 …   English dictionary for students

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