1. Being a virgin; chaste; of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly; modest; indicating modesty; as, a virgin
blush. "Virgin shame." "Innocence and virgin
modesty . . . That would be wooed, and unsought be won." (Milton)
2. Pure; undefiled; unmixed; fresh; new; as, virgin
gold. "Virgin Dutch." "The white
cool virgin snow upon
my heart." (Shak) "A little
ounces of mutton, with a few virgin
3. Not yet
1. A woman who
has had no carnal knowledge
of man; a maid.
2. A face
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. See Virgo.
4. Any one of different species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycaenidae.
5. A female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect. The Virgin, or The Blessed Virgin, the Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Lord.
Virgin's bower, a name given to different climbing plants of the genus Clematis, as C. Vitalba of Europe, and C. Virginiana of North America.
Origin: L. Virgo, -inis: cf. OF. Virgine, virgene, virge, vierge, F. Vierge.
Source: Websters Vocabulary