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Adjective: distaff  di-stãf
  1. Characteristic of or peculiar to a woman
    "distaff sensitiveness";
    - female
Noun: distaff  di-stãf
  1. The sphere of work by women
  2. The staff on which wool or flax is wound before spinning

Derived forms: distaffs

See also: feminine

Type of: area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere, staff

Part of: spinning wheel

Encyclopedia: Distaff