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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
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Etymology

From Old French femelle, from Mediaeval Latin femella "a female", from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] femella "a young female, a girl", diminutive of femina "a woman".

Adjective

female (not comparable)

Positive
female

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Belonging or referring to the sex which is generally characterized as the one associated with the larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.

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Noun

Singular
female

Plural
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female ({{{1}}})
  1. Someone of feminine sex or gender.
  2. Something of feminine sex or gender.

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  • (Symbol for female)

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