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lesbian

 [lez´be-an]
1. pertaining to lesbianism.
2. a female homosexual.

les·bi·an

(lez'bē-ăn),
1. A female homosexual.
2. Pertaining to homosexuality between women.

lesbian

/les·bi·an/ (lez´be-an)
1. pertaining to homosexuality between women.
2. a female homosexual.

lesbian

[lez′bē·ən]
Etymology: Gk, island of Lesbos, home of Sappho
1 n, a female homosexual.
2 adj, pertaining to the sexual preference or desire of one woman for another. lesbianism, n.
adjective Referring to female homosexuality
noun A female homosexual person

lesbian

adjective Referring to female homosexuality noun A female homosexual

les·bi·an

(lez'bē-ăn)
1. A female homosexual or a female homosexual lifestyle.
2. One who practices lesbianism.
See also: gay
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