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androgynous

1. Botany having male and female flowers in the same inflorescence, as cuckoo pint
2. having male and female characteristics; hermaphrodite
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Another group--mainly tabloids and rural newspapers such as The Land--continued to include women's pages, although they were now much more focused on lifestyle topics and androgynously titled to implicitly attract male readers--for example, 'Scene' at the Sunday Telegraph and 'Tempo' at the Sun-Herald (Bowen et al.
Stelio sees Foscarina's formidable rival as a modem Greek goddess, androgynously militant, delightfully innocent, and seductively fierce: "Donatella was there for him too, tall, with her broad back and her strong, supple body like a wingless Victory, armed with her virginity, enticing yet hostile, ready both to fight and to surrender herself' (214).
The transgender "umbrella," she said, includes people like herself, who are transsexuals; "genderqueers," who might dress androgynously or like one gender and then the other in the course of a day or a lifetime; and drag queens (and kings), who are often gay men.
SUEDE Bloodsports Brett Anderson, Suede frontman and founder member, could be forgiven for feeling he and his androgynously inclined cohorts missed out on the big Britpop dividends.
Charley's Aunt teases the audience with the constant danger that this blatant lack of improvisational skills will reveal the underlying gender of the androgynously nick-named Fanny Babbs.
But at the same time, what I think is cool about [my band] is there is sort of that sexy, androgynously thing that maybe fosters some comments or at least gets people talking about it, or even thinking about it.
The image could not be more at odds with that of the streamlined, androgynously attired, jovial yet determined female boxers gracing the book's cover, and this juxtaposition sets the scene for an analysis that consistently reaches beyond the often narrow confines of German sports history to investigate the role of bodies, gender, and athletic activity in shaping the experience of Weimar modernity.
With the exception of Mara, whose role called for her to be androgynously skinny - the fact she could be mistaken for a teenage boy a form of self-protection for a girl who has suffered a life of abuse - the rest of the cast welcomed the extra padding as insulation against the bitter cold of Sweden, where most of the filming took place.
3) The proliferation of all-male bands that dress androgynously or femininely illustrates this feminization.
Androgynously sexy and dykey but not quite butch, the lesbian hipster creates her own categories by falling in between earlier ones.
I can only hope today's pre-teen girls will rebel from the sickening waves of pink, dressing androgynously, shaving their heads and rejecting fake tan.
Male or female, but likely androgynously both, and thus a figuration of the phallic mother, these figures are as cruelly unforgiving as Father himself and must be construed as the counterpart to the paternal superego, as, that is, the Mother Thing seen as das Ding.