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.
A daughter is the female offspring of the animal.
A daughter plant is an offspring grown sex out of a part of the plant, for example out of a leaf.
The term daughter is also sometimes used to refer to offspring in the case of genderless species or cell division
, where the parent is referred to as mother
. It can also refer to something personified in relation to its source, as in Truth is the daughter of Time
, or to the terms mother ship
and daughter ship
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.