from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Virgo.

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  • proper n. Mary, the mother of Jesus.
  • proper n. The common name for the constellation Virgo and another name for the star sign Virgo.
  • proper n. A conglomeration of various businesses founded by Richard Branson (Officially the "Virgin Group", but often dubbed the "Virgin Empire").


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