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Vir·gin·ia

Virginia

 
pronunciation:
vr jIn y
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part of speech: noun
definition: a state in the southern United States on the Atlantic Coast. Its capital is Richmond. (abbreviated: VA)
 
derivations: Virginian (adj.), Virginian (n.)
Word History
Virginia was named for Queen Elizabeth I of England, known as the "Virgin Queen." Parts of the state of Virginia became Kentucky in 1792 and West Virginia in 1863.