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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reel n.  A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel.
 Virginia reel, the common name throughout the United States for the old English “country dance,” or contradance (contredanse). --Bartlett.

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: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Virginia reel
      n : an American country dance which starts with the couples
          facing each other in two lines [syn: reel]