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A daughter is a female offspring; a girl, woman, or female animal in relation to her parents. The male equivalent is a son. Analogously the name is used on several areas to show relations between groups or elements.[1]

Plants

A daughter plant is an offspring grown out of a part of the plant, for example, from a cutting of a leaf.

General relationship

The term can also refer to the subordinate in any relationship where the superior entity is referred to as mother, for example, a daughter ship. It may depend on time relations or on structure relations.

References

  1. ^ dictionary.com, daughter

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This word, besides its natural and proper sense, is used to designate,

  1. A niece or any female descendant (Gen 20:12; 24:48; 28:6).
  2. Women as natives of a place, or as professing the religion of a place; as, "the daughters of Zion" (Isa 3:16), "daughters of the Philistines" (2 Sam 1:20).
  3. Small towns and villages lying around a city are its "daughters," as related to the metropolis or mother city. Tyre is in this sense called the daughter of Sidon (Isa 23:12).
  4. The people of Jerusalem are spoken of as "the daughters of Zion" (Isa 37:22).
  5. The daughters of a tree are its boughs (Gen 49:22).
  6. The "daughters of music" (Eccl 12:4) are singing women.
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush with their daughters.

A daughter is the female child of a mother and father. The opposite of a daughter is a son. A daughter would be a sister, if she has siblings.

Daughter is also used informally to mean "junior". For example, in the Church of England, a parish with more than one church is sometimes said to have a mother church, which is the main parish church and a daughter church.

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