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Virago

virago

Origin: L. Virago, -intis, from vir a man. See Virile.

1. A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage; a woman who has the robust body and masculine mind of a man; a female warrior. To arms! to arms! the fierce virago cries. (pope)

2. Hence, a mannish woman; a bold, turbulent woman; a termagant; a vixen. Virago . . . Serpent under femininity. (Chaucer)


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