Etymology
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Sapphism (n.)

"sexual relations between women," 1890 (as something "found in French novels"), from the name of Sappho; see Sapphic + -ism. Sapphist for "female homosexual" is by 1923.

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Definitions of Sapphism

sapphism (n.)
female homosexuality;
Synonyms: lesbianism
From wordnet.princeton.edu