Female (♀) is the sex of an organism, or a part of an organism, which produces non-mobile ova (egg cells). Most female mammals, including human females, have two X chromosomes.
Famous quotes containing the word female:
“The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.”
—Maya Angelou (b. 1928)
“We have dancing ... from soon after sundown until a few minutes after nine oclock.... Occasionally the boys who play the female partners in the dances exercise their ingenuity in dressing to look as girlish as possible. In the absence of lady duds they use leaves, and the leaf-clad beauties often look very pretty and always odd enough.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)
“Certainly, the mistakes that we male and female mortals make when we have our own way might fairly raise some wonder that were so fond of it.”
—George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)