HERMAPH'RODITE, noun [Gr. Mercury, and Venus.]
1. A human being, having the parts of generation both of male and female. The term is applied also to other animals characterized by a similar formation.
2. In botany, a flower that contains both the anther and the stigma, or the supposed male and female organs of generation, within the same calyx or on the same receptacle.
3. A plant that has only hermaphrodite flowers.
HERMAPH'RODITE, adjective Designating both sexes in the same animal, flower or plant.