[ an-druh-jahyn ]
/ ˈæn drəˌdʒaɪn /


an androgynous plant.
an androgynous person, as one who chooses unisex clothing.
a female pseudohermaphrodite.
a being of ambiguous sexual identity; one that combines major aspects of both the male and the female.

Origin of androgyne

1545–55; < Middle French < Latin androgynus < Greek andrógynos hermaphrodite, equivalent to andro- andro- + gyn- gyn- + -os masculine noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for androgyne


/ (ˈændrəˌdʒaɪn) /


another word for hermaphrodite

Word Origin for androgyne

C17: from Old French, via Latin from Greek androgunos, from anēr man + gunē woman
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Word Origin and History for androgyne



"hermaphrodite," mid-12c., from Medieval Latin androgyne, from Greek androgyne (see androgynous).

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