(Vir*gin"i*ty) n. [OE. virgintee, F. virginité, L. virginitas.]
1. The quality or state of being a virgin; undefiled purity or chastity; maidenhood.
2. The unmarried life; celibacy. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Vir"go) n. [L. virgo a virgin, the constellation Virgo in the zodiac. See Virgin.] (Astron.) (a) A
sign of the zodiac which the sun enters about the 21st of August, marked thus [&Virgo] in almanacs.
(b) A constellation of the zodiac, now occupying chiefly the sign Libra, and containing the bright star
(Vir"gou*leuse) n. [F. virgouleuse, from the village of Virgoulée, near Limoges.] (Bot.) An
old French variety of pear, of little value.
(Vir`gu*la"ri*an) n. [From. L. virgula a small rod.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species
of long, slender Alcyonaria belonging to Virgularia and allied genera of the family Virgularidæ. These
corals are allied to the sea-pens, but have a long rodlike rhachis inclosing a slender, round or square,
calcareous axis. The polyps are arranged in transverse rows or clusters along each side of the rhachis.
(Vir"gu*late) a. Shaped like a little twig or rod.
(Vir"gule) n. [F. virgule, fr. L. virgula, dim. of virga. See Verge a rod.] A comma. [R.]
In the MSS. of Chaucer, the line is always broken by a cæsura in the middle, which is pointed by a virgule.Hallam.
(Vir"i*al) n. [L. vis, viris, force.] (Physics) A certain function relating to a system of forces and
their points of application, first used by Clausius in the investigation of problems in molecular physics.
(Vir"id) a. [L. viridis green. See Verdant.] Green. [Obs.]
The virid marjoramCrompton.
Her sparkling beauty did but see.
(Vir`i*des"cence) n. Quality or state of being viridescent.
(Vir`i*des"cent) a. [L. viridescens, p. pr. of viridescere to grow green.] Slightly green; greenish.
(Vir"i*dine) n. [L. viridis green.] (Chem.) A greenish, oily, nitrogenous hydrocarbon, C12H19N7,
obtained from coal tar, and probably consisting of a mixture of several metameric compounds which are
higher derivatives of the base pyridine.