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English definition of “female”

female

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈfi·meɪl/ us  
of the sex that can produce eggs and give birth to young: There are now more opportunities for female (= women) athletes in universities. In plants and flowers, female refers to a plant which produces flowers that will later develop into fruit.

female

noun [C] /ˈfi·meɪl/
a female person or animal: The number of females competing in college sports has increased.
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