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 virgātus 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 virgāta from feminine of Latin virgātus relating to a rod ; see virgate 1.
(comparative more virgate, superlative most virgate)
From Latin virgÄtus.