daughter

daughter
n.
1 a girl or woman in relation to either or both of her parents.
2 a female descendant.
3 (foll. by of) a female member of a family, nation, etc.
4 (foll. by of) a woman who is regarded as the spiritual descendant of, or as spiritually attached to, a person or thing.
5 a product or attribute personified as a daughter in relation to its source (Fortune and its daughter Confidence).
6 Physics a nuclide formed by the radioactive decay of another.
7 Biol. a cell etc. formed by the division etc. of another.
Phrases and idioms:
daughter-in-law (pl. daughters-in-law) the wife of one's son.
Derivatives:
daughterhood n. daughterly adj.
Etymology: OE dohtor f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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