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epicene (EP-i-seen) adjective

1. Having characteristics of both sexes.

2. Effeminate.

noun

A person or object that is epicene.

[From Middle English, from Latin epicoenus, from Greek epikoinos, epi- + koinos, common.]

"`This time I've bought an epicene sweater so either of us can wear it!' Mrs. Fraugal chirped as she showed her husband the bright pink dress."

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