Virago was the name of a motorcycle produced for many years by yamaha. The bike was a mid-size cruiser and was made at least until 1998 in sizes up to 1100 cc. Looking at the 2000 catalog, only the Virago 250 is available. I am told that the larger models were replaced by the V-Star line.

Hugely influential feminist British publisher founded in the seventies by Carmen Calill. Now owned by Time Warner.

Vi*ra"go . [L. virago, -intis, from vir a man. See Virile.]


A woman of extraordinary stature, strength, and courage; a woman who has the robust body and masculine mind of a man; a female warrior.

To arms! to arms! the fierce virago cries. Pope.


Hence, a mannish woman; a bold, turbulent woman; a termagant; a vixen.

Virago . . . serpent under femininity. Chaucer.


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