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Meaning of MARGARIN

Pronunciation:  'mârjurin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
  2. [n]  a glyceryl ester of margaric acid
 

MARGARIN is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: glycerol trimargarate, margarine, marge, oleo, oleomargarine
 
 See Also: glyceryl ester, paste, spread, trans fatty acid, vegetable oil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mar"ga*rin\, n. [Cf. F. margarine. See {Margarite}.]
(Physiol. Chem.)
A fatty substance, extracted from animal fats and certain
vegetable oils, formerly supposed to be a definite compound
of glycerin and margaric acid, but now known to be simply a
mixture or combination of tristearin and teipalmitin.

 

 

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