from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism A stylized representation of a vulva worshiped as a symbol of a goddess or Shakti.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The female sexual organs, or a symbol of them, especially as an object of veneration within certain types of Hinduism, Buddhism, and other cultures.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The symbol under which Sakti, or the personification of the female power in nature, is worshiped. Cf. lingam.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The female organ of generation or a symbol thereof. Compare lingam.
Sanskrit yoniḥ, womb, abode, source.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Sanskrit योनि (yoni). (Wiktionary)