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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vir·gin·i·a n. One of the States of the United States of America.  -- a. Of or pertaining to the State of Virginia.
 Virginia cowslip Bot., the American lungwort (Mertensia Virginica).
 Virginia creeper Bot., a common ornamental North American woody vine (Ampelopsis quinquefolia), climbing extensively by means of tendrils; -- called also woodbine, and American ivy. [U. S.]
 Virginia fence. See Worm fence, under Fence.
 Virginia nightingale Zool., the cardinal bird.  See under Cardinal.
 Virginia quail Zool., the bobwhite.
 Virginia reel, an old English contradance; -- so called in the United States. --Bartlett.
 Virginia stock. Bot. See Mahon stock.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Gly·col·ic a. Chem. Pertaining to, or derived from, glycol; as, glycolic ether; glycolic acid.
 Glycolic acid Chem., an organic acid, found naturally in unripe grapes and in the leaves of the wild grape (Ampelopsis quinquefolia), and produced artificially in many ways, as by the oxidation of glycol, -- whence its name. It is a sirupy, or white crystalline, substance, HO.CH2.CO2H, has the properties both of an alcohol and an acid, and is a type of the hydroxy acids; -- called also hydroxyacetic acid.