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A person with whom one eats regularly, as in a military mess.
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1. (Military) a person with whom one shares meals in a mess, esp in the army
2. (Plants) Austral any of various eucalyptus trees that grow amongst other species
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a person with whom one regularly takes meals, as in an army camp.
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|Noun||1.||messmate - (nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship)|
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
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