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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --Owen. 
 
  The  truth  is  a  great  mind  must  be  androgynous. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Bearing  both  staminiferous  and  pistilliferous 
  flowers  in  the  same  cluster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  androgynous 
  adj  :  having  both  male  and  female  characteristics  [ant:  {male},  {female}] 




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