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virgin comb Line breaks: vir¦gin comb

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of virgin comb in English:


A honeycomb that has been used only once for honey and never for storing eggs.
Example sentences
  • Are those of us using checker-boarding and unlimited brood nest, sacrificing having the truly exquisite honey that can only come from virgin comb?
  • Our Royal Extract gel decanter is adorned with a gold bee button to denote two of its essential ingredients - virgin comb honey and Royal Jelly.
  • How simple it was in days of yore when a fresh swarm hived at the "lime tree bud bursting" season produced fresh virgin combs and the honey harvested at the Autumn equinox!
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