Virginia reel
Virginia Vir*gin"i*a, n. One of the States of the United States of America. -- a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia. [1913 Webster]

{Virginia cowslip} (Bot.), the American lungwort ({Mertensia Virginica}).

{Virginia creeper} (Bot.), a common ornamental North American woody vine ({Ampelopsis quinquefolia}), climbing extensively by means of tendrils; -- called also {woodbine}, and {American ivy}. [U. S.]

{Virginia fence}. See {Worm fence}, under {Fence}.

{Virginia nightingale} (Zo["o]l.), the cardinal bird. See under {Cardinal}.

{Virginia quail} (Zo["o]l.), the bobwhite.

{Virginia reel}, an old English contradance; -- so called in the United States. --Bartlett.

{Virginia stock}. (Bot.) See {Mahon stock}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Virginia Reel — à Ontario Beach Amusement Park vers 1910. Le Virginia Reel est un ancien style de montagnes russes en bois caractérisé par des wagons circulaires en forme de tonneaux et une voie plate zig zaguant autant que les Wild Mouse. Les wagons sont… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Virginia Reel — can refer to either one of the following:*A solitaire card game called Virginia Reel, *A folk dance called the Virginia Reel, or *A type of roller coaster …   Wikipedia

  • Virginia reel — Reel Reel (r[=e]l), n. [Gael. righil.] A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; often called {Scotch reel}. [1913 Webster] {Virginia reel}, the common name throughout the United States for the old English… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virginia reel — ☆ Virginia reel n. 1. a country dance, the American variety of the reel, performed by a number of couples facing each other in two parallel lines 2. music for this dance …   English World dictionary

  • Virginia reel — an American country dance in which the partners start by facing each other in two lines. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * ▪ dance       spirited American country dance for couples. It stems from the rinnce fadha, a pre Christian Irish dance that evolved… …   Universalium

  • Virginia reel — /vədʒɪniə ˈril/ (say vuhjineeuh reel) noun a version of an English dance called Sir Roger de Coverley, in which two lines of couples face each other; made popular in America by the early colonists. {named after the state of Virginia} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Virginia reel — Virgin′ia reel′ n. mad an American country dance in which the partners start by facing each other in two lines • Etymology: 1810–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Virginia reel — noun an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines • Syn: ↑reel • Hypernyms: ↑longways, ↑longways dance * * * noun [noncount] : a traditional American dance in which two lines of people face each other and …   Useful english dictionary

  • Virginia reel — noun Date: 1817 an American dance in which two lines of couples face each other and all couples in turn participate in a series of figures …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Virginia reel — noun a lively North American country dance performed by a number of couples facing each other in parallel lines …   English new terms dictionary

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