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n. pl. yo·nis Hinduism
A stylized representation of a vulva worshiped as a symbol of a goddess or Shakti.

[Sanskrit yoniḥ, womb, abode, source.]
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1. (Hinduism) the female genitalia, regarded as a divine symbol of sexual pleasure and matrix of generation and the visible form of Sakti
2. (Hinduism) an image of these as an object of worship
[C18: from Sanskrit, literally: vulva, womb]
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(ˈyoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nis.
(in Shaktism) a representation of the external female genitals, regarded as the symbol of Shakti. Compare lingam.
[1790–1800; < Skt]
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