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extra virgin

Syllabification: ex·tra vir·gin

Definition of extra virgin in English:

adjective

Denoting a particularly fine grade of olive oil made from the first pressing of the olives and containing a maximum of one percent oleic acid.
Example sentences
  • For one, there aren't enough acceptable words to describe the difference between premium extra virgin olive oil and other extra virgin olive oils.
  • Admittedly, you may not want to use superior extra virgin olive oils for all your cooking.
  • Use walnut, flaxseed or extra virgin olive oils instead.

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