yo·​ni | \ ˈyō-nē How to pronounce yoni (audio) \

Definition of yoni

: a stylized representation of the female genitalia that in Hinduism is a sign of generative power and that symbolizes the goddess Shakti — compare lingam

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Other Words from yoni

yonic \ ˈyō-​nik How to pronounce yonic (audio) \ adjective

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Patron Saint Gwyneth Paltrow—Goop empress, purveyor of jade yoni eggs, conscious uncoupler, gold-foil facial masker, juice innovator. Benjy Hansen-bundy, GQ, "How To Be Better Than Everyone Else In 2018," 7 Feb. 2018 In The Bold Type, Jane goes straight to her friends Kat and Sutton, and Kat removes the yoni egg in one of the funniest scenes of the season. Angela Ledgerwood, The Cut, "The Bold Type’s Vagina Mishap Really Happened to Me," 6 Sep. 2017 Made of heart-activating rose quartz — associated with positive energy and love — this yoni egg is associated with the heart chakra. Gabriella Paiella, The Cut, "The 23 Most Ridiculous Moments in Goop History, Ranked," 24 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of yoni

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yoni

Sanskrit, vulva

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