margarine

noun
mar·​ga·​rine | \ ˈmär-jə-rən How to pronounce margarine (audio) , -ˌrēn; ˈmärj-rən \

Definition of margarine

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

Examples of margarine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This resulted in advice to rid the diet of butter, and margarine was considered a good replacement. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 23 Sep. 2021 Place the mixture in a plastic margarine tub and poke holes in the lid. Washington Post, 11 Sep. 2021 In a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, place margarine, oil, onions and thyme. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2021 While cauliflower is roasting, prepare piccata sauce by melting margarine in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 21 May 2021 Combine 3 cups coconut, margarine and brown sugar in medium bowl. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, 18 Aug. 2021 Package of raw turkey on top of raw bacon packages and raw shell eggs in an open carton on top of margarine containers. Staff Reports, The Arizona Republic, 24 June 2021 The moon is also a chronicle of catastrophic impacts, each of them telling tales of primordial monsters vaporizing rock into atoms and tearing through the lunar surface as if it were made of margarine. Robin Andrews, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Melt butter or margarine in frying pan, add shrimp and onion, and saute for 3 minutes; do not brown. Washington Post, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of margarine

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for margarine

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

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The first known use of margarine was in 1873

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25 Sep 2021

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“Margarine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/margarine. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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margarine

noun

English Language Learners Definition of margarine

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

margarine

noun
mar·​ga·​rine | \ ˈmär-jə-rən How to pronounce margarine (audio) \

Kids Definition of margarine

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

margarine

noun
mar·​ga·​rine | \ ˈmärj-(ə-)rən, -ə-ˌrēn How to pronounce margarine (audio) \

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

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