vestal virgin

noun

Definition of vestal virgin 

1 : a virgin consecrated to the Roman goddess Vesta and to the service of watching the sacred fire perpetually kept burning on her altar

2 : a chaste woman

First Known Use of vestal virgin

circa 1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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