extra-virgin

adjective
ex·tra-vir·gin | \ˈek-strə-ˈvər-jən \

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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