a former English unit of land measure varying greatly in size, but most commonly equal to about 30 acres
Origin of virgateMedieval Latin virgata (terrae) ; from Classical Latin virga, twig (see verge): used as translated, translation of Old English gierdland, yardland
- Bot. long, thin, and stiff, with few branches
Origin of virgateModern Latin virgatus ; from L, made of twigs ; from virga, twig: see verge
Shaped like a wand or rod; straight, long, and slender.
Origin of virgateLatin virgatus, made of twigs, from virga, twig.
An early English measure of land area of varying value, often equal to about 30 acres (12 hectares).
Origin of virgateMedieval Latin virgata, from feminine of Latin virgatus, relating to a rod; see virgate1.
(comparative more virgate, superlative most virgate)
From Latin virgÄtus.