Meaning of 雌

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English Definition: female; Taiwan pr. [ci1]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bird) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] this, these; in this case, then
    • [ zhuī ] short-tailed bird; sparrow
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Example Words
雌雄 xióng male and female
雌性 xìng female
雌蕊 ruǐ pistil
信口雌黄 xìn kǒu huáng to speak off the cuff; to casually opine
一决雌雄 jué xióng to have a show-down; to fight for mastery; to compete for a championship
More: 雌* | *雌 | *雌*
Example Sentences
Despite the male frogs' impressive singing, female frogs often force them to be quiet and mate before their songs are even through.
Maybe they could not hold on to the arrival of the spring, but the female eagle thought what if their father could bring back the food?
"They, well, I think the male stands behind the female and... and... they just do, Mulan," I said, exasperated, and disappointed that "They just do" was the best I could do.
Dairy cows must calve every year to keep producing milk, and only half their offspring will be female.
So it's not only remarkable to find that female fur seals are choosy, but this also suggests that female choice may be more widespread in nature than we previously thought.