virginal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virginal \Vir"gin*al\, a. [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.]
   Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly.
   "Chastity and honor virginal." --Spenser.
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   Virginal generation (Biol.), parthenogenesis.

   Virginal membrane (Anat.), the hymen.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virginal \Vir"gin*al\, n. [Cf. F. virginale; -- probably so
   called from being used by young girls, or virgins.] (Mus.)
   An instrument somewhat resembling the spinet, but having a
   rectangular form, like the small piano. It had strings and
   keys, but only one wire to a note. The instrument was used in
   the sixteenth century, but is now wholly obsolete. It was
   sometimes called a pair of virginals.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virginal \Vir"gin*al\, v. i.
   To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat.
   [Obs.] "Still virginaling upon his palm!" --Shak.
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