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cousin

noun [C] uk   /ˈkʌz.ən/ us  
A2 ( also first cousin) a child of a person's aunt or uncle, or, more generally, a distant (= not close) relation: My brother's wife and I both had babies around the same time, so the cousins are very close in age. Many of our distant cousins, whom we hadn't seen for years, came to my sister's wedding. a member of a group of people with similar origins: We Americans owe a great deal to our European cousins.
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