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margarine

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noun mar·ga·rine \ˈmär-jə-rən, -ˌrēn; ˈmärj-rən\

Simple Definition of margarine

  • : a food that resembles butter and is made from vegetable oils

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of margarine

  1. :  a food product made usually from vegetable oils churned with ripened skim milk to a smooth emulsion and used like butter

Origin and Etymology of margarine

French, ultimately from Greek margaron pearl, probably back-formation from margaritēs


First Known Use: 1836


MARGARINE Defined for Kids

margarine

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noun mar·ga·rine \ˈmär-jə-rən\

Definition of margarine for Students

  1. :  a food product made usually from vegetable oils and skim milk and used as a spread or for cooking




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margarine

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noun mar·ga·rine \ˈmärj-(ə-)rən, -ə-ˌrēn\

Medical Definition of margarine

  1. :  a food product made usually from vegetable oils churned with ripened skim milk to a smooth emulsion, often fortified with vitamins A and D, and used as a substitute for butter




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