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

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In our home, rice was boiled in a bag and tossed with margarine, not made in a Cuckoo rice cooker and seasoned with the perfect blend of rice vinegar, salt, and sugar. Alyse Whitney, Bon Appétit, "How Much Kimchi Do I Have to Eat to Stop Feeling Like a Bad Korean?," 3 July 2019 For 75 years, until the 1960s, margarine was banned in Wisconsin. Deena Shanker, Fortune, "Big Dairy Battling Vegan Industry in Butter-Labeling War," 17 June 2019 When ready to serve, melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium-high heat. Roxanne Wyss, kansascity, "For Olathe cook, these pierogies are a holiday treat. But you can make them any time," 4 June 2019 For 75 years, until the 1960s, margarine was banned in Wisconsin. Deena Shanker, Fortune, "Big Dairy Battling Vegan Industry in Butter-Labeling War," 17 June 2019 For 75 years, until the 1960s, margarine was banned in Wisconsin. Deena Shanker, latimes.com, "Big Dairy wants you to know vegan butter isn’t actually butter," 20 June 2019 Coffee, made from beans sautéed in margarine and sugar, is sweetened to the max. George W. Stone, National Geographic, "A toast to Singapore’s traditional breakfast," 5 Apr. 2019 Those efforts include the sale of its slow-growth margarine and spreads business, as well as investments in areas such as direct-to-consumer razors and organic tea. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Unilever to Buy Horlicks, One of India’s Biggest Brands, From GSK," 3 Dec. 2018 The company has also replaced high-fructose corn syrup with sugar in its buns, removed artificial preservatives from Chicken McNuggets and reverted to butter instead of liquid margarine in Egg McMuffins. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "McDonald’s Removes Artificial Ingredients From Burgers," 26 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of margarine

1836, 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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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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