Definition of femina in English:

femina

noun

South African
  • Usually in plural The long pale feathers from the wing tips of a female ostrich, used as decorative plumes, especially (formerly) on ladies' hats.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in All the Year Round. From Italian femmina, specific use of femmina female, woman from classical Latin fēmina.

Pronunciation

femina

/ˈfɛmɪnə/