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.
Hence, a mannish woman; a bold, turbulent woman; a termagant; a vixen.
Virago . . . serpent under femininity.
© Webster 1913.