Virgin Vir"gin, n. [L. virgo, -inis: cf. OF. virgine, virgene, virge, vierge, F. vierge.] 1. A woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man; a maid. [1913 Webster]

2. A person of the male sex who has not known sexual indulgence. [Archaic] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. --Rev. xiv. 4. [1913 Webster]

He his flesh hath overcome; He was a virgin, as he said. --Gower. [1913 Webster]

3. (Astron.) See {Virgo}. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family {Lyc[ae]nid[ae]}. [1913 Webster]

5. (Zo["o]l.) A female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect. [1913 Webster]

{The Virgin}, or {The Blessed Virgin}, the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ.

{Virgin's bower} (Bot.), a name given to several climbing plants of the genus {Clematis}, as {Clematis Vitalba} of Europe, and {Clematis Virginiana} of North America. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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