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n. A paired copulatory organ of males in some species of insects that helps the male clasp the female.


Vâlvă (plural vâlve) is a female spirit mentioned in the Romanian folklore. The Vâlve are believed to walk over the hilltops at night, and are subdivided into Vâlve Albe ("White Vâlve"), who are considered beneficial, and Vâlve Negre ("Black Vâlve" or "Dark Vâlve"), who are considered evil. In certain contexts, they are believed to have human form (especially when they came to protect villages from a storm). They may also appear under various guises, such as shadows or black cats. They also have the ability to shapeshift.

Valva (disambiguation)

Valva may refer to:

In geography:

  • Valva (city), an ancient city in L'Aquila province, Italy
  • Valva (mountain), a mountain in North Africa
  • Valva, Campania, a commune in Salerno province, Italy

In biology:

  • Valva, a clasping structure in some animals
Valva (mountain)

Valva ( Greek: , Ptol. iv. 2. § 16) was an ancient mountain located in the province of Mauretania Caesariensis, in present-day Algeria.