Virago

Definition of Virago

Vi`ra´go
n.1.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.
2.Hence, a mannish woman; a bold, turbulent woman; a termagant; a vixen.
Virago . . . serpent under femininity.
- Chaucer.

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