womanhood

[woom-uhn-hood]
noun
1.
the state of being a woman; womanly character or qualities.
2.
women collectively: American womanhood.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see woman, -hood

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womanhood (ˈwʊmənˌhʊd)
 
n
1.  the state or quality of being a woman or being womanly
2.  women collectively

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