A state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic coast; population 7,769,089 (est. 2008); capital, Richmond. It was the site of the first permanent European settlement in North America in 1607, and was named in honour of Elizabeth I, the ‘Virgin Queen’. It was one of the original thirteen states of the Union (1788).
Virginian noun& adjective
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- Based on a comic book character, Bat Boy is the tale of a creature, half bat half human, taken in by a Virginian family who attempt to integrate him into their close-knit community.
- While his wife is still sleeping and the dogs are in their baskets, he steps outside his farmhouse and takes in the beauty of the Virginian countryside.
- The story of the second Virginian colony is even more tragic.