- A hermaphrodite is an example of an androgynous organism.
- Unisex clothing is an example of androgynous clothing.
- both male and female in one; hermaphroditic
- Bot. bearing both staminate and pistillate flowers in the same inflorescence or cluster
- of or marked by a blend of male and female characteristics, roles, etc.: an androgynous culture
- designating or of something that is not differentiated as to sex: androgynous clothing
Origin of androgynousClassical Latin androgynus from Classical Greek androgynos: see andro- and -gynous
- Biology Having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic.
- Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior.
Origin of androgynousFrom Latin androgynus hermaphrodite from Greek androgunos andro- andro- gunē woman ; see -gynous .
(comparative more androgynous, superlative most androgynous)
Latin androgynus (“hermaphrodite”), from Ancient Greek ἀνδρόγυνος (androgunos, “eunuch”), from ἀνδρός (andros) (genitive of ἀνήρ (anēr, “man”)) + γυνή (gunē, “woman”) + -ous.