virile


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virile \Vi"rile\ (?; 277), a. [L. virilis, fr. vir a man; akin
   to AS. wer: cf. F. viril. See Werewolf, World, and cf.
   Decemvir, Virago, Virtue.]
   Having the nature, properties, or qualities, of an adult man;
   characteristic of developed manhood; hence, masterful;
   forceful; specifically, capable of begetting; -- opposed to
   womanly, feminine, and puerile; as, virile age, virile power,
   virile organs.
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