extra-virgin
adjective Date: 1980 being a virgin olive oil that is lowest in acidity and highest in quality

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  • extra virgin — or extra virgin adjective (of olive oil) of the best quality, extracted by pressing, not by chemical processes • • • Main Entry: ↑extra * * * extra virgin UK US adjective extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality of oil, produced by pressing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • extra virgin — adjective extra virgin OLIVE OIL is the highest quality of oil, produced by pressing the whole fruit: extra virgin olive oil …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • extra virgin — adj extra virgin ↑olive oil comes from ↑olives that are pressed for the first time, and is considered to be the best quality olive oil …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • extra-virgin — [eks′trəvʉr′jən] adj. designating VIRGIN (adj. 8a) olive oil with the least acid and the best flavor, aroma, color, etc …   English World dictionary

  • extra virgin — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ denoting a particularly fine grade of olive oil made from the first pressing of the olives …   English terms dictionary

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  • extra virgin — UK / US adjective extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality of oil, produced by pressing the whole fruit extra virgin olive oil …   English dictionary

  • extra virgin — 1. adjective Of a fine grade of virgin olive oil. 2. noun An olive oil of this grade …   Wiktionary

  • extra-virgin — /ek streuh verr jin/, adj. (of olive oil) made from the first pressing of highest quality olives. * * * …   Universalium

  • extra virgin — adjective denoting a particularly fine grade of olive oil made from the first pressing of the olives …   English new terms dictionary

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