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 for Virginia reel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Reel \Reel\ (r[=e]l), n. [Gael. righil.]
     A lively dance of the Highlanders of Scotland; also, the
     music to the dance; -- often called Scotch reel.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Virginia reel, the common name throughout the United States
        for the old English "country dance," or contradance
        (contredanse). --Bartlett.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Virginia \Vir*gin"i*a\, n.
     One of the States of the United States of America. -- a. Of
     or pertaining to the State of Virginia.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Virginia reel
      n 1: an American country dance which starts with the couples
           facing each other in two lines [syn: Virginia reel,
           reel]

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