One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Honey taken from a virgin comb, or drained from the comb without heat or pressure.
- ‘If obtained from hives that have never swarmed, it is called virgin honey.’
- ‘Unfortunately, there are very few areas in the state such as Sirsi, Belgaum and Coorg where pure or virgin honey can be found.’
- ‘He is soon going to produce virgin honey, which is not mechanically processed in any way, and which will be aimed at more discerning and sensitive palates.’
- ‘The company uses only virgin honey as raw material rather than molasses which is used to produce rums in most other countries.’
- ‘The so-called virgin honey, often mentioned by ancient writers, is supposed to have been made by young bees.’
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