- a product obtained from beef fat and consisting chiefly of a mixture of olein and palmitin, used for making butterlike foods.
Origin of oleo oil
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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- an oil extracted from beef fat, consisting mainly of a mixture of olein and palmitin. It is used in the manufacture of margarine
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