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Adjective, Noun


virginala. [L. virginalis: cf. F. virginal.].
     Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
Virginal generation (Biol.), parthenogenesis. -- Virginal membrane (Anat.), the hymen.
virginaln. [Cf. F. virginale; -- probably so called from being used by young girls, or virgins.].
     An instrument somewhat resembling the spinet, but having a rectangular form, like the small piano. It had strings and keys, but only one wire to a note. The instrument was used in the sixteenth century, but is now wholly obsolete. It was sometimes called a pair of virginals.  [1913 Webster]
virginalv. i. 
     To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


virginal, adj. & n.
--adj. that is or befits or belongs to a virgin.
--n. (usu. in pl.) (in full pair of virginals) an early form of spinet in a box, used in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

virginalist n. virginally adv.
ME f. OF virginal or L virginalis (as VIRGIN): name of the instrument perh. from its use by young women



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