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Meaning of OLEOMARGARINE

Pronunciation:  `owleeow'mârjurin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
 

OLEOMARGARINE is a 13 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: margarin, margarine, marge, oleo
 
 See Also: paste, spread, trans fatty acid, vegetable oil

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O`le*o*mar"ga*rine\, n. [L. oleum oil + E.
margarine, margarin.] [Written also {oleomargarin}.]
1. A liquid oil made from animal fats (esp. beef fat) by
   separating the greater portion of the solid fat or
   stearin, by crystallization. It is mainly a mixture of
   olein and palmitin with some little stearin.

2. An artificial butter made by churning this oil with more
   or less milk.

Note: Oleomargarine was wrongly so named, as it contains no
      margarin proper, but olein, palmitin, and stearin, a
      mixture of palmitin and stearin having formerly been
      called margarin by mistake.

 

 

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