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Definition of female adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1being a woman or a girl a female student/employee/artist Two of the candidates must be female.
  2. 2of the sex that can lay eggs or give birth to babies a female cat female reproductive organs
  3. 3of women; typical of women; affecting women female characteristics the female role a female preserve (= something that only women do) compare feminine
  4. 4(biology) (of plants and flowers) that can produce fruit
  5. 5(technology) (of electrical equipment) having a hole that another part fits into a female plug opposite male
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: female

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