Definitions for yoniˈyoʊ ni
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(in Shaktism) a representation of the external female genitals, regarded as the symbol of Shakti.
Category: Eastern Religions
Ref: Compare lingam . 2
Origin of yoni:
1790–1800; < Skt
The female sexual organs, or a symbol of them, especially as an object of veneration within certain types of Hinduism, Buddhism, and other cultures.
Origin: From योनि.
the symbol under which Sakti, or the personification of the female power in nature, is worshiped. Cf. Lingam
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a Hindu symbol of the female principle in nature, and as such an object of worship. See Linga.