- being both male and female; hermaphroditic.
- having both masculine and feminine characteristics.
- having an ambiguous sexual identity.
- neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine in appearance: the androgynous look of many rock stars.
- Botany. having staminate and pistillate flowers in the same inflorescence.
Origin of androgynous
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Examples from the Web for androgynous
Haute Butch is one of a number of new design houses targeting the trans, butch, and androgynous dressers.Look Who’s Wearing The Pants: Haute Butch’s Gender-Blending Style
October 24, 2014
The marauding, man-eating Titans are mutated, androgynous beasts that have no need to feed but love to kill.This Author Kills More Darlings Than George R.R. Martin
September 24, 2014
Nor has there been a lack of a strange taste in partners, most notably the case of the androgynous Mrs. Simpson and Edward VIII.Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland
September 17, 2014
There were boyish suits from yesteryear with puffy white sleeves and fur collars worn by androgynous creatures with white faces.Valentino, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen at Paris Fashion Week
March 4, 2014
Being “androgynous” can refer to having both masculine and feminine qualities.What Each of Facebook’s 51 New Gender Options Means
Debby Herbenick PhD, Aleta Baldwin
February 15, 2014
At times she was also regarded as androgynous, both male and female.Assyria, Its Princes, Priests and People
A. H. (Archibald Henry) Sayce
They were not merely hermaphroditic, nor androgynous, nor parthenogenetic.Triplanetary
Edward Elmer Smith
Androgynous deities represent attempts to combine in a single person the two sides of the productive power of nature.
It does not appear that the cult of the Greek androgynous deities entered seriously into the religious life of the people.
Once before when he bore Sleipner with the giant horse Svadilfare, Loke had revealed his androgynous nature.Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3
Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.
- botany having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, as cuckoo pint
- having male and female characteristics; hermaphrodite
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Word Origin and History for androgynous
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Having both female and male characteristics.
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