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female (adjective)
of, relating to, or marked by qualities traditionally associated with women
SYNONYMS:
female, womanish, womanlike, womanly
RELATED WORDS:
girlie ( girly), girlish; effeminate, effete, epicene, sissified, sissy, unmanly; ladylike; distaff, petticoat; ultrafeminine
NEAR ANTONYMS:
boyish, hoydenish, tomboyish; male, manlike, manly, mannish, masculine, virile; androgynous, neuter; Amazonian, butch; hairy-chested, hypermasculine, macho
unfeminine, unwomanly
female (noun)
an adult female human being
SYNONYMS:
female, lady, skirt
RELATED WORDS:
dame, gentlewoman; madam, madame, senora ( señora); babe [], beauty, belle, chick [], damsel, doll, gal, girl, ingenue ( ingénue), lass, lassie, mademoiselle, maid, maiden, miss, senorita ( señorita)
Female (Wikipedia)

The symbol of the Roman goddess Venus is commonly used to represent the female sex. It also stands for the planet Venus and is the alchemical symbol for copper.

Female (symbol: ♀) is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, that produces non-mobile ova (egg cells). Barring rare medical conditions, most female mammals, including female humans, have two X chromosomes. Female characteristics vary between different species with some species containing more well defined female characteristics, such as the presence of pronounced mammary glands. There is no single genetic mechanism behind sex differences in different species and the existence of two sexes seems to have evolved multiple times independently in different evolutionary lineages.

The word female comes from the Latin femella, the diminutive form of femina, meaning "woman". It is not etymologically related to the word male.

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