first cousin


noun

  1. cousin(def 1).
  2. anything or anyone closely related to or resembling another: The film producer tried not to make the movie a first cousin to his last hit.

A close relation or resemblance to someone or something, as in This new machine is a first cousin to the previous model. The figurative use of cousin, which literally means “the child of one’s aunt or uncle,” dates from the 1300s.

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