Margarine Mar"ga*rine (m[aum]r"j[u^]*r[i^]n; m[aum]r`j[u^]*r[=e]n"), n. [F.; see {margarin}.] 1. A processed food product used as an inexpensive substitute for butter, made primarily from refined vegetable oils, sometimes including animal fats, and churned with skim milk to form a semisolid emulsion; also called {oleomargarine}; artificial butter. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The word margarine shall mean all substances, whether compounds or otherwise, prepared in imitation of butter, and whether mixed with butter or not. --Margarine Act, 1887 (50 & 51 Vict. c. 29). [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Margarin. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • oleomargarine — ☆ oleomargarine or oleomargarin [ō΄lē ō mär′jə rin ] n. [Fr oléomargarine: see OLEO & MARGARINE] former term for MARGARINE …   English World dictionary

  • oleomargarine — noun Etymology: French oléomargarine, from olé + margarine margarine Date: 1873 margarine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oleomargarine — oleomargaric /oh lee oh mahr gahr ik/, adj. /oh lee oh mahr jeuh rin, reen , mahrj rin, reen/, n. margarine. Also, oleomargarin. [1870 75; < F oléomargarine. See OLEO , MARGARINE] * * * …   Universalium

  • oleomargarine — o•le•o•mar•ga•rine [[t]ˌoʊ li oʊˈmɑr dʒə rɪn, ˌrin, ˈmɑrdʒ rɪn, rin[/t]] n. coo Older Use. margarine • Etymology: 1870–75; < F oléomargarine …   From formal English to slang

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  • oleomargarine — noun a fatty substance extracted from beef fat and widely used in the manufacture of margarine …   English new terms dictionary

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