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 for Feminine rhyme
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Feminine \Fem"i*nine\, a. [L. femininus, fr. femina woman; prob.
     akin to L. fetus, or to Gr. qh^sqai to suck, qh^sai to
     suckle, Skr. dh[=a] to suck; cf. AS. f[=ae]mme woman, maid:
     cf. F. f['e]minin. See Fetus.]
     1. Of or pertaining to a woman, or to women; characteristic
        of a woman; womanish; womanly.
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              Her letters are remarkably deficient in feminine
              ease and grace.                       --Macaulay.
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     2. Having the qualities of a woman; becoming or appropriate
        to the female sex; as, in a good sense, modest, graceful,
        affectionate, confiding; or, in a bad sense, weak,
        nerveless, timid, pleasure-loving, effeminate.
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              Her heavenly form
              Angelic, but more soft and feminine.  --Milton.
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              Ninus being esteemed no man of war at all, but
              altogether feminine, and subject to ease and
              delicacy.                             --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh.
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     Feminine rhyme. (Pros.) See Female rhyme, under Female,
        a.
  
     Syn: See Female, a.
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