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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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From the start androgynously dressed Jessica was self-reflective and emotionally engaged in her treatment.
the Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously. But Nine isn't like every other batcher.
A well-wrought character, she dresses androgynously and often passes as a man; and as an Asian American, she handles Old West racism with humor and grit.
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., 1982: 38).
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.
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.