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virgate

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noun vir·gate \ˈvər-ˌgāt\

Definition of virgate

  1. :  a variable old English unit of land area equal to about one quarter of a hide or 30 acres

Origin and Etymology of virgate

Medieval Latin virgata, from virga, a land measure, from Latin, rod


First Known Use: 1655


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virgate

adjective vir·gate

Definition of virgate

  1. :  shaped like a rod or wand <a virgate one-flowered branch>

Origin and Etymology of virgate

New Latin virgatus, from Latin, made of twigs, from virga


First Known Use: 1821


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