from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Relating to, characteristic of, or befitting a virgin; chaste.
- adj. Remaining in a state of virginity.
- adj. Untouched or unsullied; fresh.
- adj. Zoology Virgin.
- n. A small, legless rectangular harpsichord popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. Often used in the plural. Also called pair of virginals.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Being or resembling a virgin.
- n. A musical instrument in the harpsichord family.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a virgin; becoming a virgin; maidenly.
- n. An instrument somewhat resembling the spinet, but having a rectangular form, like the small piano. It had strings and keys, but only one wire to a note. The instrument was used in the sixteenth century, but is now wholly obsolete. It was sometimes called a pair of virginals.
- intransitive v. To play with the fingers, as if on a virginal; to tap or pat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a virgin; maidenly: as, virginal reserve.
- In zoology, virgin; parthenogenetic: as, the virginal reproduction of plant-lice.
- n. A spinet, or small harpsichord (which see), usually quadrangular in shape and without legs, very popular in England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
- To finger, as on a virginal; pat or tap with the fingers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. in a state of sexual virginity
- adj. untouched or undefiled
- n. a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries
- adj. characteristic of a virgin or virginity
From virgin (perhaps from its being associated with female performers).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin virginālis (Wiktionary)