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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