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Virgo (vûr´gō) [Lat.,=the virgin], constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Libra and Leo, and SW of Boötes; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Virgo is traditionally depicted as a maiden holding an ear of grain to symbolize the harvest; various civilizations identified her with such figures as Ceres, Isis, Ishtar, and Rhea. The most prominent star is Spica (Alpha Virginis), a white star of first magnitude. In 1936 a supernova was discovered in Virgo. A famous cluster of 2,500 galaxies, the Virgo cluster, lies in the constellation; the radio galaxy Virgo A is also found there. Virgo reaches its highest point in the evening sky in late May.

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Vir·go / ˈvərgō/ 1. Astron. a large constellation (the Virgin), said to represent a maiden or goddess associated with the harvest. It contains several bright stars, the brightest of which is Spica, and a dense cluster of galaxies. ∎  [as genitive] (Vir·gi·nis / ˈvərjənis/ ) used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Gamma Virginis. 2. Astrol. the sixth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about August 23. ∎  (a Virgo) (pl. -gos) a person born when the sun is in this sign. DERIVATIVES: Vir·go·an / -gōən/ n. & adj. (in sense 2).

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Virgo a large constellation (the Virgin), said to represent a maiden or goddess associated with the harvest. It contains several bright stars, the brightest of which is Spica, and a dense cluster of galaxies.

In astrology, Virgo is the sixth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 23 August.

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Virgo (Virgin) Equatorial constellation on the ecliptic between Leo and Libra. It lies in a region of the sky that has many galaxies and galaxy clusters. The brightest star is the first-magnitude Alpha Virginis, or Spica.

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Virgo constellation lying between Leo and Libra; sixth sign of the zodiac. XIV. — L., ‘virgin’.

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