extra-virgin

adjective
ex·​tra-vir·​gin | \ ˈek-strə-ˈvər-jən How to pronounce extra-virgin (audio) \

Definition of extra-virgin

: being a virgin olive oil that is lowest in acidity and highest in quality

First Known Use of extra-virgin

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Extra-virgin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra-virgin. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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