Origin: L, feminine of Virginius, Verginius, name of a Roman gens
Origin: after Elizabeth I, the “Virgin Queen”
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Abbr. VA or Va.
- Vir·ginˈian adjective & n.
Virginia - Cultural Definition
State in the eastern United States bordered by West Virginia and Maryland to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, North Carolina and Tennessee to the south, and Kentucky to the west. Its capital is Richmond, and its largest city is Virginia Beach.