oleomargarin

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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