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vāgīna , ae, f. cf. vas,
I.a scabbard, sheath.
II. Transf., the covering, sheath, holder of any thing.
2. The sheath of an ear of grain, etc., the hull, husk, Varr. R. R. 1, 48, 1 sq.; Cic. Sen. 15, 51.—Cf. of a frame or mould to shape a growing gourd, Plin. 19, 5, 24, § 70.—
3. The female vagina, Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 85.—
4. The sheath of a claw, in cats, Plin. 8, 15, 17, § 41.
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