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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

N.

1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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companion

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

Italian, stallion • cañon, canyon, companion • hellion, rebellion • Kenyan • Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian

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companion

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 106 words.

Italian, stallion • cañon, canyon, companion • hellion, rebellion • Kenyan • Melanesian, Micronesian, Polynesian

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companion

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 71 words.

associate, mate. XIII. ME. compainoun — OF. compaignon :- Rom. *compāniōn-, stem of *compāniō (whence OF, compain

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companion

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 58 words.

[ME]

A companion is literally ‘a person who you eat bread with’. The word comes from Old French compaignon,

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companion cell

Overview page. Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

Modified parenchyma, linked to sieve cells by plasmodesmata. Unlike sieve cells, companion cells are nucleated and have many mitochondria. Companion cells may regulate translocation.

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Boon companion

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 15 words.

A convivial or congenial companion, from Old French bon, ‘good’ (see bon 1).

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companion cell

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 69 words.

A type of cell found within the phloem of flowering plants. Each companion cell is usually closely associated with a

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companion cell

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 70 words.

A type of cell found within the *phloem of flowering plants. Each companion cell is usually closely associated with

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companion species

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 41 words.

A term formerly used in the *Braun-Blanquet *phytosociological scheme to mean ‘indifferent species’. Companion species at the association

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companion species

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 41 words.

A term formerly used in the *Braun-Blanquet *phytosociological scheme to mean ‘indifferent species’. Companion species at the association

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