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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics;
[syn: Mary, Virgin Mary, The Virgin, Blessed Virgin, Madonna]


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. [1913 Webster] 2. A person of the male sex who has not known sexual indulgence. [Archaic] --Wyclif. [1913 Webster] These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. --Rev. xiv. 4. [1913 Webster] He his flesh hath overcome; He was a virgin, as he said. --Gower. [1913 Webster] 3. (Astron.) See Virgo. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) Any one of several species of gossamer-winged butterflies of the family Lycaenidae. [1913 Webster] 5. (Zool.) A female insect producing eggs from which young are hatched, though there has been no fecundation by a male; a parthenogenetic insect. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

The Virgin n 1: the mother of Jesus; Christians refer to her as the Virgin Mary; she is especially honored by Roman Catholics [syn: Mary, Virgin Mary, The Virgin, Blessed Virgin, Madonna]