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Valencia orange
Valenciennes lace
Valentina Tereshkova
Valentina Vladmirovna Tereshkova
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valerian family
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Valentine definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. A sweetheart or choice made on Valentine's day.
2. A letter sent by one young person to another on Valentine's day.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a sweetheart chosen to receive a greeting on Saint Valentine's Day; "will you be my valentine?"
2: a card sent or given (as to a sweetheart) on Saint Valentine's Day

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. a sweetheart chosen or complimented on Valentine's Day 2. a. a gift or greeting sent or given especially to a sweetheart on Valentine's Day; especially a greeting card sent on this day b. something (as a movie or piece of writing) expressing uncritical praise or affection ; tribute

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a card or gift sent, often anonymously, as a mark of love or affection on St Valentine's Day (14 Feb.). 2 a sweetheart chosen on this day. Etymology: ME f. OF Valentin f. L Valentinus, name of two saints

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Valentine Val"en*tine, n. 1. A sweetheart chosen on St. Valentine's Day. 2. A letter containing professions of love, or a missive of a sentimental, comic, or burlesque character, sent on St. Valentine's Day. St. Valentine's Day, a day sacred to St. Valentine; the 14th of February. It was a very old notion, alluded to by Shakespeare, that on this day birds begin to mate. Hence, perhaps, arose the custom of sending love tokens at that time.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(valentines) A valentine or a valentine card is a greetings card that you send to someone who you are in love with or are attracted to, usually without signing your name, on St Valentine's Day, the 14th of February. N-COUNT

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

The first woman seen by a man, or man seen by a woman, on St. Valentine's day, the 14th of February, when it is said every bird chuses his mate for the ensuing year.


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