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Dictionary definition for: Female

1. (n) an animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa)

2. (a) 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"

3. (n) a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies

4. (s) characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; "female sensitiveness" "female suffrage"

5. (s) for or composed of women or girls; "the female lead in the play" "a female chorus"

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