virgin wool
noun Date: 1915 wool not used before in manufacture

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • virgin — /verr jin/, n. 1. a person who has never had sexual intercourse. 2. an unmarried girl or woman. 3. Eccles. an unmarried, religious woman, esp. a saint. 4. the Virgin, Mary, the mother of Christ. 5. Informal. any person who is uninitiated,… …   Universalium

  • virgin — n. & adj. n. 1 a person (esp. a woman) who has never had sexual intercourse. 2 a (the Virgin) Christ s mother the Blessed Virgin Mary. b a picture or statue of the Virgin. 3 (the Virgin) the zodiacal sign or constellation Virgo. 4 colloq. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Virgin — n. & adj. n. 1 a person (esp. a woman) who has never had sexual intercourse. 2 a (the Virgin) Christ s mother the Blessed Virgin Mary. b a picture or statue of the Virgin. 3 (the Virgin) the zodiacal sign or constellation Virgo. 4 colloq. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • virgin — noun 1》 a person, typically a woman, who has never had sexual intercourse.     ↘(the Virgin) the Virgin Mary. 2》 a person who is naive or inexperienced in a particular context: a political virgin. 3》 Entomology a female insect that produces eggs… …   English new terms dictionary

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