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  1. characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; "female sensitiveness"; "female suffrage" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (biology) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop; "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. for or composed of women or girls; "the female lead in the play"; "a female chorus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop; "a female heir"; "female holly trees bear the berries" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. An individual of the sex which conceives and brings forth young, or (in a wider sense) which has an ovary and produces ova. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organs which are capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Belonging to the sex which conceives and gives birth to young, or (in a wider sense) which produces ova; not male. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Belonging to an individual of the female sex; characteristic of woman; feminine; as, female tenderness. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Having pistils and no stamens; pistillate; or, in cryptogamous plants, capable of receiving fertilization. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. A human being or animal of the sex which bears young; woman; the plant or flower which bears the pistil and receives the pollen of the male flower. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Pertaining to that sex which produces young; feminine; womanly; having pistils without stamens. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. 1. In zoology, noting the sex to which those belong that bear the young or the sexual cell which, when impregnated by union with the male cell, develops into a new organism. 2. In botany, pistillate, having pistils but not stamens. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  15. The sex with womb, ovaries, etc. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  16. Of the sex that produces young; pertaining to females; (bot.) having a pistil or fruit-bearing organ. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. One of the female sex. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. Of the sex that produces young. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. Of or pertaining to the sex that brings forth young or produces ova; feminine. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A person or animal of the female sex. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Pertaining to the sex which produces young; pertaining to females; feminine; soft; delicate; bearing the pistil. A female screw, the spiral-threaded cavity into which a screw works. A female die, the concave die into which the male or convex die is struck. Female rhymes, rhymes which consist of a long syllable and a short, so called because in French they end in e, feminine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. Among animals, one of that sex which conceives and brings forth young; among plants, that which produces fruit; that which bears the pistil, and receives the pollen of the male flowers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. One of that sex which conceives and brings forth young. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. Not male; pert. to the sex that brings forth young; delicate; female-screw, a spiral-threaded cavity into which another screw turns; the nut. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. A pistillate flower ; a female animal, i.e. an egg-producing or young-producing animal -symbol. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  26. [Latin] A pistillate flower; an egg-producing or young-producing animal-symbol. na
  27. The sex which conceives and gives birth to young. Also a member of suchsex. The term is generic, but may have the specific meaning of "woman." if so indicatedby the context. State v. Ilemm, 82 Iowa, 009, 48 N. W. 971. thelawdictionary.org
  28. This term denotes the sex which bears young. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  29. It is a general rule, that the young of female animals which belong to us, are ours, nam fetus ventrem sequitur. Inst. 2, 1, 19; Dig. 6, 1, 5, 2. The rule is, in general, the same with regard to slaves; but when a female slave comes into. a free state, even without the consent of her master, and is there delivered of a child, the latter is free. Vide Feminine; Gender; Masculine. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  30. f[=e]'m[=a]l, adj. of the sex that produces young: pertaining to females: (bot.) having a pistil or fruit-bearing organ.--n. one of the female sex, a woman.--ns. FEMAL'ITY, FEMINAL'ITY, the female nature.--adj. FEM'INAL.--n. FEMIN[=E]'ITY, the quality of being female.--adj. FEM'ININE, pertaining to women: tender: womanly: (gram.) the gender denoting females.--adv. FEM'ININELY.--ns. FEM'ININENESS; FEMININ'ITY, the nature of the female sex.--FEMALE SCREW, a screw cut upon the inward surface of a cylindrical hole in wood or metal; FEMININE RHYME, a rhyme between words that terminate each in an unaccented syllable. [Fr. femelle--L. femella, dim. of femina, a woman.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. In animals, the one that engenders and bears the young. It is, also, used adjectively ;-as, the Female Sex, &c. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  32. [Latin] Of or peculiar to a woman; as F. urethra, F. organs of generation. na
  33. [Latin] Adapted for the organs of a woman; as F. catheter. na
  34. [Latin] Having a hollow or slot fitted to receive the prominence on a part otherwise similar; as the F. blade of a forceps. na
  35. (f. child, slave, dog); (of plants or their parts) fruit-bearing, having pistil& no stamens, (also used of some plants by mere metaphor suggested by their colour &c., as f. fern, bamboo, myrtle); of women (f. sex, education, suffrage, weakness); of inferior vigour &c. (f. sapphire, pale variety); (in instruments &c.) fitted to receive corresponding male part (f. screw, as in nuts). (N.) f. person (the law is harsh to all ff.) or animal; (vulg.) woman, girl, (a young f. has called). [Middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  36. Pertaining to a woman. American pocket medical dictionary.
  37. A woman. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  38. The sexual receiving element in nature that carries the organ for transmitting the energy of the new birth. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  39. Complementary part. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  40. n. [Latin] One of the sex that bears young;—a plant which bears the pistil, and is impregnated by the pollen of the male flowers, and produces fruit. Cabinet Dictionary
  41. A she, one of the sex which brings young. Complete Dictionary
  42. Not masculine, belonging to a she. Complete Dictionary

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