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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The condition or quality of being a maiden; virginity.
  • n. The hymen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Virginity.
  • n. The hymen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being a maiden; maidenhood; virginity.
  • n. The state of being unused or uncontaminated; freshness; purity.
  • n. The hymen, or virginal membrane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Virginity; maidenhood.
  • n. Newness; freshness; incipiency; also, the first of a thing.
  • n. The hymen or vaginal membrane, regarded as the physical proof of virginity.
  • n. The first using of anything.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin

Etymologies

Middle English maidenhed : maiden, maid; see maiden + -hed, -hood.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From maiden +‎ -head (Wiktionary)

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