Virgin

Definition of Virgin

Vir´gin
n.1.A woman who has had no carnal knowledge of man; a maid.
2.A person of the male sex who has not known sexual indulgence.
These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.
- Rev. xiv. 4.
He his flesh hath overcome;
He was a virgin, as he said.
- Gower.
3.(Astron.) See Virgo.
4.(Zool.) Any one of several species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycænidæ.
5.(Zool.) A female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect.
The 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.
a.1.Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty; as, a virgin blush.
Innocence and virgin modesty . . .
That would be wooed, and unsought be won.
- Milton.
2.Pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin soil; virgin gold.
The white cold virgin snow upon my heart.
- Shak.
A few ounces of mutton, with a little virgin oil.
- Landor.
3.Not yet pregnant; impregnant.
v. i.1.To act the virgin; to be or keep chaste; - followed by it. See It, 5.

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