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[mes-meyt] /ˈmɛsˌmeɪt/

a person, especially a friend, who is a member of a group regularly taking meals together, as in an army camp.
a person with whom one shares meals in a mess, esp in the army
(Austral) any of various eucalyptus trees that grow amongst other species

1746, from mess (n.) + mate (n.).


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