Natural-gender

natural gender

noun Grammar.
gender based on the sex or, for neuter, the lack of sex of the referent of a noun, as English girl (feminine) is referred to by the feminine pronoun she, boy (masculine) by the masculine pronoun he, and table (neuter) by the neuter pronoun it.
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natural gender
 
n
grammatical gender that reflects, as in English, the sex or animacy of the referent of a noun rather than the form or any other feature of the word

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