Virgate definition

vûrgāt
Shaped like a wand or rod; straight, long, and slender.
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An early English measure of land area of varying value, often equal to about 30 acres (12 hectares).
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A former English unit of land measure varying greatly in size, but most commonly equal to about 30 acres.
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Rod-shaped.
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(bot.) Long, thin, and stiff, with few branches.
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An early English measure of land of about 30 acres.
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Shaped like a rod; straight, long and thin. Applied to in botany to the habitus of plants with straight, erect branches.
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(mycology) Finely striped, often with dark fibers.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
virgate
Plural:
virgates

Origin of virgate

  • Medieval Latin virgāta from feminine of Latin virgātus relating to a rod virgate1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin virgātus made of twigs from virga twig

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin virgātus.

    From Wiktionary