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phallus

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈfæl.əs/ formal
an image or a model of the penis, especially one representing the power of men to make women pregnant, or a penis: These primitive peoples are believed to have worshipped the phallus as a symbol of regeneration.
Translations of “phallus”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指象徵生殖力的)陰莖圖像,陰莖模型…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指象征生殖力的)阴茎图像,阴茎模型…
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