A unmarried woman, usually a young woman who may or may not have had sexual relations. Another word for "virgin" before "virgin" was imported by the French-speaking Normans.
In olden days, portrayed as a sweet, innocent, fawn-eyed girl who is naïve about sex.
"Girl" and "maiden" were once gender-neutral words that refered to a young person of either sex.
The unfortunate maiden became prey for the dragon.
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