Lesbian

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Lesbian is currently the most usual and acceptable term for homosexual women.

It derives from the Greek island of Lesbos (Greek Λέσβος – pronounced Lesvos in Modern Greek), the home of the woman poet Sappho (Σαπφώ; c.620–570 BC) some of whose poems talk of love for other women.

The sculptor Maggi Hambling prefers the term lesbionic.