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Meaning of VIRGATE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Vir"gate\, a. [L. virgatus made of twigs, fr. virga a
    twig, rod. See {Verge} a rod.] (Bot.)
    Having the form of a straight rod; wand-shaped; straight and
    slender.
    
    
  2. \Vir"gate\, n. [LL. virgata, virgata terrae, so much
    land as virga terrae, a land measure, contains, fr. L. virga
    a twig, rod.]
    A yardland, or measure of land varying from fifteen to forty
    acres. [Obs.] --T. Warton.
    
    
 

 

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