Daughter

Daughter

[daw-ter]

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.

Animals

A daughter is the female offspring of the animal.

Plants

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

Genderless species

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.

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.

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