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adjective (SEX)    /ˈfiː.meɪl/
B1 belonging or relating to women, or the sex that can give birth to young or produce eggs: She was voted the best female vocalist. Female lions do not have manes. → See also feminineSpecies and gendersCategories and varieties describes plants that produce flowers that will later develop into fruitFlowers - general wordsFlowers and flowering plants feminineGrammar:Female or feminine; male or masculine?We use female and male to refer to the sex of humans and animals:See more femaleness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Species and gendersCategories and varieties
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