Female vs Silkwoman - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between female and silkwoman

is that female is one of the female (feminine) sex or gender while silkwoman is the female equivalent of a silkman.

As an adjective female

is belonging to the sex which typically produces eggs, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has xx chromosomes; belonging to the sex which has larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).

female

English

Adjective

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  • Belonging to the sex which typically produces eggs, which in humans and most other mammals is typically the one which has XX chromosomes; belonging to the sex which has larger gametes (for species which have two sexes and for which this distinction can be made).
  • * 1987 , Don't Shoot[,] Darling!: Women's Independent Filmmaking in Australia , page 350:
  • A travelling shot of a harbour view near Sydney's White Bay moves into a domestic interior as a female voice says, 'There was nowhere else to live except alone.'
  • Belonging to the feminine (social) gender.
  • (grammar, less common than 'feminine') Feminine; of the feminine grammatical gender.
  • * 2012 , Naomi McIlwraith, Kiyâm: Poems (ISBN 1926836693), page 43:
  • The teacher's voice inflects the pulse of nêhiyawêwin as he teaches us. He says a prayer in the first class. Nouns, we learn, have a gender. In French, nouns are male or female , but in Cree, nouns are living or non-living, animate or inanimate.
  • (figuratively) Having an internal socket, as in a connector or pipe fitting.
  • Synonyms

    * feminine * (figuratively) socket

    Coordinate terms

    * intersex * transgender * male * neuter

    Derived terms

    * female-assigned, cisfemale, transfemale

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of the female (feminine) sex or gender.
  • # A human member of the feminine sex or gender.
  • # An animal of the sex that produces eggs.
  • # (botany) A plant which produces only that kind of reproductive organ capable of developing into fruit after impregnation or fertilization; a pistillate plant.
  • Synonyms

    * girl; see also * woman; see also

    See also

    * female genital mutilation * (Symbol for female) * (wikipedia) * sex, gender, gender identity

    silkwoman

    English

    Noun

    (silkwomen)
  • The female equivalent of a silkman.