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lesbian

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adjective les·bi·an \ˈlez-bē-ən\

Definition of lesbian

  1. 1 often capitalized :  of or relating to Lesbos

  2. 2 [from the reputed homosexual band associated with Sappho of Lesbos] :  of or relating to homosexuality between females



1567

First Known Use of lesbian

1567


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lesbian

noun les·bi·an

Simple Definition of lesbian

  • : a woman who is sexually attracted to other women : a female homosexual

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lesbian

  1. :  a woman who is a homosexual

Circa 1890

First Known Use of lesbian

circa 1890


Medical Dictionary

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lesbian

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adjective les·bi·an \ˈlez-bē-ən\

Medical Definition of lesbian

  1. :  of or relating to homosexuality between females




2

lesbian

noun les·bi·an

Medical Definition of lesbian

  1. :  a female homosexual





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