Virgo

noun
Vir·​go | \ ˈvər-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce Virgo (audio) , ˈvir- How to pronounce Virgo (audio) \

Definition of Virgo

1 : a zodiacal constellation on the celestial equator that lies due south of the handle of the Big Dipper and is pictured as a woman holding a spike of grain
2a : the sixth sign of the zodiac in astrology — see Signs of the Zodiac Table
b : one born under the sign of Virgo

Other Words from Virgo

Virgoan \ ˈvər-​(ˌ)gō-​ən How to pronounce Virgo (audio) , ˈvir-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Virgo

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Virgo

Latin (genitive Virginis), literally, virgin

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The first known use of Virgo was before the 12th century

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“Virgo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Virgo. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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Virgo

noun
Vir·​go | \ ˈvər-gō How to pronounce Virgo (audio) , ˈvir- \

Kids Definition of Virgo

1 : a constellation between Leo and Libra imagined as a young woman
2 : the sixth sign of the zodiac or a person born under this sign

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