margarine

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mar·ga·rine

noun \ˈmär-jə-rən, -ˌrēn; ˈmärj-rən\

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

Full Definition of MARGARINE

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

Origin of MARGARINE

French, ultimately from Greek margaron pearl, probably back-formation from margaritēs
First Known Use: 1836

mar·ga·rine

noun \ˈmärj-(ə-)rən, -ə-ˌrēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MARGARINE

: 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

margarine

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Food made from one or more vegetable or animal fats or oils mixed with milk and other ingredients. It is used in cooking and as a spread as a substitute for butter. Margarine was developed by the French chemist Hippolyte Mège-Mouriès in the late 1860s. The fats used have varied widely; polyunsaturated oils such as corn, canola, and sunflower oil, considered more healthful than saturated fats, are common today.

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