oleomargarine

[oh-lee-oh-mahr-juh-rin, -reen, -mahrj-rin, -reen]
noun
Also, oleomargarin.


Origin:
1870–75; < French oléomargarine. See oleo-, margarine

oleomargaric [oh-lee-oh-mahr-gahr-ik] , adjective
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oleomargarine or oleomargarin (ˌəʊlɪəʊˌmɑːdʒəˈriːn, ˌəʊlɪəʊˈmɑːdʒərɪn)
 
n
other names (esp US) for margarine
 
oleomargarin or oleomargarin
 
n

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oleomargarine
1873, "butter substitute made from beef fat," from Fr. oléomargarine (1854), from oléine (from L. oleum "oil" + -ine, after glycerine) + margarine. It was regarded as a chemical compound of olein and margarine.
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Example sentences
No oleomargarine shall be sold in open tubs or containers.
The germ yields oil for cooking, oleomargarine, soaps and glycerin.
Some of it is used by candle manufacturers, and some in making oleomargarine, but the principal use is in soaps.
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