virgin


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virgin \Vir"gin\, a.
   1. Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin;
      becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty;
      as, a virgin blush. "Virgin shame." --Cowley.
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            Innocence and virgin modesty . . .
            That would be wooed, and unsought be won. --Milton.
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   2. Pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil;
      virgin gold. "Virgin Dutch." --G. W. Cable.
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            The white cold virgin snow upon my heart. --Shak.
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            A few ounces of mutton, with a little virgin oil.
                                                  --Landor.
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   3. Not yet pregnant; impregnant. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   2. A person of the male sex who has not known sexual
      indulgence. [Archaic] --Wyclif.
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            These are they which were not defiled with women;
            for they are virgins.                 --Rev. xiv. 4.
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            He his flesh hath overcome;
            He was a virgin, as he said.          --Gower.
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   3. (Astron.) See Virgo.
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   4. (Zool.) Any one of several species of gossamer-winged
      butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
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   5. (Zool.) A female insect producing eggs from which young
      are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a
      male; a parthenogenetic insect.
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   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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virgin \Vir"gin\, v. i.
   To act the virgin; to be or keep chaste; -- followed by it.
   See It, 5. [Obs.] "My true lip hath virgined it e'er since
   [that kiss]." --Shak.
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