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English Dictionary: womb by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
    Synonym(s): uterus, womb
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Womb \Womb\, v. t.
      To inclose in a womb, or as in a womb; to breed or hold in
      secret. [Obs.] --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Womb \Womb\ (w[oomac]m), n. [OE. wombe, wambe, AS. wamb, womb;
      akin to D. wam belly, OS. & OHG. wamba, G. wamme, wampe,
      Icel. v[94]mb, Sw. v[aring]mb, Dan. vom, Goth. wamba.]
      1. The belly; the abdomen. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
                     And he coveted to fill his woman of the cods that
                     the hogs eat, and no man gave him.      --Wyclif (Luke
                                                                              xv. 16).
                     An I had but a belly of any indifferency, I were
                     simply the most active fellow in Europe. My womb, my
                     womb, my womb undoes me.                     --Shak.
      2. (Anat.) The uterus. See {Uterus}.
      3. The place where anything is generated or produced.
                     The womb of earth the genial seed receives.
      4. Any cavity containing and enveloping anything.
                     The center spike of gold Which burns deep in the
                     bluebell's womb.                                 --R. Browning.
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