Vir"gate (?), a. [L. virgatus made of twigs, fr. virga a twig, rod. See Verge a rod.] Bot.

Having the form of a straight rod; wand-shaped; straight and slender.


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Vir"gate, n. [LL. virgata, virgata terrae, so much land as virga terrae, a land measure, contains, fr. L. virga a twig, rod.]

A yardland, or measure of land varying from fifteen to forty acres.


T. Warton.


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