1540s, from Latin vulva, earlier volva "womb, female sexual organ," literally "wrapper," from volvere "to turn, twist, roll, revolve," also "turn over in the mind," from PIE root *wel- "to turn, revolve," with derivatives referring to curved, enclosing objects (see volvox).
vulva vul·va (vŭl'və)
n. pl. vul·vae (-vē)
The external genital organs of the female, including the labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, and vestibule of the vagina.
The external organs of the female reproductive system.