Definitions for virgaˈvɜr gə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
streaks of water drops or ice particles falling out of a cloud and evaporating before reaching the ground.
* (used with a sing. or pl. v.).
Origin of virga:
1935–40; < L: rod, streak
light wispy precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground (especially when the lower air is low in humidity)
A type of note used in plainsong notation, having a tail.
A streak of rain or snow that is dissipated in falling and does not reach the ground, commonly appearing descending from a cloud layer.
Origin: From virga.