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margarine definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter [syn: margarine, margarin, oleo, oleomargarine, marge]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, ultimately from Greek margaron pearl, probably back-formation from margarit?s Date: 1836 a food product made usually from vegetable oils churned with ripened skim milk to a smooth emulsion and used like butter

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a butter-substitute made from vegetable oils or animal fats with milk etc. Etymology: F, misapplication of a chem. term, f. margarique f. Gk margaron pearl

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Margarine Mar"ga*rine, n. [F.] 1. Artificial butter; oleomargarine. 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). 2. Margarin.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(margarines) Margarine is a yellow substance made from vegetable oil and animal fats that is similar to butter. You spread it on bread or use it for cooking. N-MASS

Moby Thesaurus

butter, buttermilk, certified milk, cheese, condensed milk, cream, dairy products, ghee, half-and-half, heavy cream, light cream, milk, nonfat dry milk, oleo, oleomargarine, raw milk, skim milk, sour cream, whey, whipping cream, yogurt

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