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Characterized by the absence of men; (later usually) specifically inhabited only by women. Chiefly in Adamless Edennoun a place, situation, or way of life from which men are absent or excluded and which is regarded, sometimes ironically, as a type of paradise; an uninhabited region.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Palgrave (1826–1888), traveller and diplomatist. From the name of Adam + -less.
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