a form of marriage in which the partners agree not to have children and can be divorced by mutual consent, leaving neither spouse legally responsible for the financial welfare of the other.
noun, Botany. 1. any of a number of specialized parenchymal cells adjacent to a sieve tube in the phloem of flowering plants, believed to regulate the flow of nutrients through the tube. companion cell (kəm-pān’yən) A specialized parenchyma cell, located in the phloem of flowering plants and closely associated with the development and function of […]
noun, Nautical. 1. an inboard ladder or stair, as in a companionway.
noun 1. a literary or musical work that has a close relationship to another work by the same author or composer.
noun 1. the cultivation of different types of plants in close proximity so as to benefit each other, as planting a deer-repellent plant in a flower garden.