or o·le·o·mar·ga·rin

[oh-lee-oh-mahr-juh-rin, -reen, -mahrj-rin, -reen]


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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oleomargarin (ˌəʊlɪəʊˈmɑːdʒərɪn)


other names (esp US) for margarine
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Word Origin and History for oleomargarine

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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