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female

1 adjective
     
Related topics: Daily Life, Biology, Animals, Plants
fe‧male1 S3 W2
1 relating to women or girls [≠ male; ↪ feminine]:
female voters
Over half of the staff is female.
2HBA belonging to the sex that can have babies or produce eggs [≠ male]:
a female spider
3HBP a female plant or flower produces fruit [≠ male]
4 technicalDT a female part of a piece of equipment has holes into which the male part can be fitted [≠ male]

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