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oleomargarine

[oh-lee-oh-mahr-juh-rin, -reen, -mahrj-rin, -reen] /ˌoʊ li oʊˈmɑr dʒə rɪn, -ˌrin, -ˈmɑrdʒ rɪn, -rin/
noun
1.
Also, oleomargarin.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < French oléomargarine. See oleo-, margarine
Related forms
oleomargaric
[oh-lee-oh-mahr-gahr-ik] /ˌoʊ li oʊ mɑrˈgɑr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for oleomargarin

oleomargarine

/ˌəʊlɪəʊˌmɑːdʒəˈriːn/
noun
1.
other names (esp US) for margarine
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Word Origin and History for oleomargarin

oleomargarine

n.

1873, "butter substitute made from beef fat," from French oléomargarine (1854), from oléine (from Latin oleum "oil" + -ine, after glycerine) + margarine. It was regarded as a chemical compound of olein and margarine.

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