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maidenhead

[meyd-n-hed] /ˈmeɪd nˌhɛd/
noun
1.
the hymen.
2.
maidenhood; virginity.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English maidenhed. See maiden, -head
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British Dictionary definitions for maiden heads

maidenhead

/ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a nontechnical word for the hymen
2.
virginity; maidenhood
Word Origin
C13: from maiden + -hed, variant of -hood

Maidenhead

/ˈmeɪdənˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a town in S England, in Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, Berkshire, on the River Thames. Pop: 58 848 (2001)
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Word Origin and History for maiden heads
maidenhead
c.1300, from maiden + -head (see godhead).
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maiden heads in Medicine

maidenhead maid·en·head (mād'n-hěd')
n.

  1. The condition or quality of being a maiden; virginity.

  2. The hymen.

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Encyclopedia Article for maiden heads

Maidenhead

town, Windsor and Maidenhead unitary authority, historic county of Berkshire, England, on the River Thames. A stone bridge (1772-77) carries the London-Bath road across the river, and the Brunel railway bridge (1837-38) has two of the widest brick spans in the world. Maidenhead Thicket and Pinkneys Green together cover 535 acres (217 hectares) of National Trust land. Along with their boating facilities and proximity to the metropolis of London, the parklands have contributed to making Maidenhead a popular residential area and summer resort. Pop. (2001) 58,848.

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