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oleomargarine

or o·le·o·mar·ga·rin

[oh-lee-oh-mahr-juh-rin, -reen, -mahrj-rin, -reen]
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noun
  1. margarine.

Origin of oleomargarine

From the French word oléomargarine, dating back to 1870–75. See oleo-, margarine
Related formso·le·o·mar·gar·ic [oh-lee-oh-mahr-gahr-ik] /ˌoʊ li oʊ mɑrˈgɑr ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for oleomargarine

Historical Examples

  • The main objection to oleomargarine and butterine is that they are sold as butter.

    Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value

    Harry Snyder

  • In the manufacture of oleomargarine the same principle is utilized.

  • This pressed fat is called "Oleo" hence the name "Oleomargarine."

  • After they are churned, the oleomargarine is worked, salted, and packed in the same manner as butter.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

  • Before using the oleomargarine, this coloring matter is simply worked into the fat until it is evenly colored.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2

    Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences


British Dictionary definitions for oleomargarine

oleomargarine

oleomargarin (ˌəʊlɪəʊˈmɑːdʒərɪn)

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