1. For or composed of women or girls
2. Characteristic of or peculiar to a woman; SYN. distaff.
3. (Biology) Being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
ETYM Old Eng. femel, femal, French femelle, from Latin femella, dim. of femina woman. Related to Feminine.
1. A person who belongs to the sex that can have babies; SYN. female person.
2. An animal that produces gametes (ova) that can be fertilized by male gametes (spermatozoa).