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Meaning of MAIDENHEAD

Pronunciation:  'meydn`hed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin
 

MAIDENHEAD is a 10 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: hymen, virginal membrane
 
 See Also: imperforate hymen, mucosa, mucous membrane, vagina

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Maid"en*head\, n. [See {Maidenhood}.]
1. The state of being a maiden; maidenhood; virginity.
   --Shak.

2. The state of being unused or uncontaminated; freshness;
   purity. [Obs.]

         The maidenhead of their credit.       --Sir H.
                                               Wotton.

3. The hymen, or virginal membrane.

 
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