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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Virgule \Vir"gule\, n. [F. virgule, fr. L. virgula, dim. of virga. See Verge a rod.] A comma. [R.] [1913 Webster] In the MSS. of Chaucer, the line is always broken by a caesura in the middle, which is pointed by a virgule. --Hallam. [1913 Webster]