androgynous

  • 1 androgynous — [an drä′jə nəs] adj. [L androgynus < Gr androgynos: see ANDRO & GYNOUS] 1. both male and female in one; hermaphroditic 2. Bot. bearing both staminate and pistillate flowers in the same inflorescence or cluster 3. a) of or marked by a blend of… …

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  • 2 Androgynous — An*drog y*nous, Androgynal An*drog y*nal, a. [L. androgynus, Gr. ?; anh r, andro s, man + gynh woman: cf. F. androgyne.] 1. Uniting both sexes in one, or having the characteristics of both; being in nature both male and female; hermaphroditic.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 androgynous — (adj.) 1620s, from L. androgynus, from Gk. androgynos hermaphrodite, male and female in one; womanish man; as an adjective (of baths) common to men and women, from andros, gen. of aner male (see ANTHROPO (Cf. anthropo )) + gyne woman (see QUEEN… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 androgynous — *bisexual, hermaphroditic, hermaphrodite, epicene …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 androgynous — [adj] having male and female traits bisexual, cross sexual, epicene, hermaphrodite, trans sexual, unisexual; concept 372 …

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  • 6 androgynous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ partly male and partly female; of indeterminate sex. DERIVATIVES androgyny noun. ORIGIN from Greek an r man + gun woman …

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  • 7 androgynous — [[t]ændrɒ̱ʤɪnəs[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n In biology, an androgynous person, animal, or plant has both male and female sexual characteristics. [TECHNICAL] Syn: hermaphrodite 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone as androgynous, you mean… …

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  • 8 androgynous — adjective Etymology: Latin androgynus hermaphrodite, from Greek androgynos, from andr + gynē woman more at queen Date: 1651 1. having the characteristics or nature of both male and female 2. a. neither specifically feminine nor masculine …

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  • 9 androgynous — an|drog|y|nous [ænˈdrɔdʒınəs US ˈdra: ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: androgynus person who is both male and female , from Greek, from andr ( ANDR ) + gyne woman ] 1.) having both male and female parts 2.) someone who is androgynous… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 androgynous — an|drog|y|nous [ æn dradʒənəs ] adjective 1. ) an androgynous person is neither clearly male nor clearly female 2. ) an androgynous animal or plant has both male and female parts …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 androgynous — adjective 1 having both male and female parts 2 someone who is androgynous looks both female and male: Bowie had a kind of androgynous sex appeal …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 androgynous — UK [ænˈdrɒdʒ(ə)nəs] / US [ænˈdrɑdʒənəs] adjective 1) an androgynous person is neither clearly male nor clearly female 2) biology an androgynous animal or plant has both male and female parts …

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  • 13 androgynous — androgyny, n. /an droj euh neuhs/, adj. 1. being both male and female; hermaphroditic. 2. having both masculine and feminine characteristics. 3. having an ambiguous sexual identity. 4. neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine in appearance …

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  • 14 androgynous — adjective /ˈænˌdɹɒdʒ.ɛn.əs/ a) Possessing the sex organs of both genders. Names like Pat, Terry and Jean are androgynous because they can be given to babies of either gender. b) Pertaining to a feature or characteristic that is not definitively… …

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  • 15 androgynous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. hermaphroditic, epicene, unisex, gynandrous; see bisexual . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [an DRAW juh nus] having male and female characteristics. Many rock stars dress in an androgynous manner.… …

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  • 16 androgynous — see hermaphrodite …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 17 androgynous — Pertaining to androgyny. * * * an·drog·y·nous an dräj ə nəs adj having the characteristics or nature of both male and female an·drog·y·ny nē n, pl nies * * * an·drog·y·nous (an drojґĭ nəs) pertaining to or characterized by androgyny;… …

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  • 18 androgynous — an·drog·y·nous || æn drÉ’dʒɪnÉ™s adj. being both male and female …

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  • 19 androgynous — [an drɒdʒɪnəs] adjective partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex. ↘hermaphrodite. Derivatives androgyny noun Origin C17 (earlier (C16) as androgyne): via L. androgynus from Gk androgunos (from anēr, andr man + gunē woman …

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  • 20 androgynous — adj bisexual, epicene; All Biol. hermaphrodite, hermaphroditic, pseudohermaphrodite; All Bot. gynandrous, gynandomorphic, gynandromor phous, monoclinous …

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