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British colony in North America, name appears on a map in 1587, named for Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen. The fem. proper name is from Latin Virginia, fem. of Virginius, earlier Verginius, probably related to Vergilius (cf. virgilian).
State in the eastern United States bordered by West Virginia and Maryland to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, North Carolina and Tennessee to the south, and Kentucky to the west. Its capital is Richmond, and its largest city is Virginia Beach.
Note: One of the thirteen colonies. The first permanent English settlement in North America was at Jamestown, founded in the early seventeenth century.
Note: Named for Queen Elizabeth I, the “Virgin Queen.”
Note: One of the Confederate states during the Civil War.