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virago (vɪˈrɑːɡəʊ)
n , pl -goes, -gos
1.  a loud, violent, and ill-tempered woman; scold; shrew
2.  archaic a strong, brave, or warlike woman; amazon
[Old English, from Latin: a manlike maiden, from vir a man]

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