Definition of margarine
: a food product made usually from vegetable oils churned with ripened skim milk to a smooth emulsion and used like butter
Recent Examples of margarine from the Web
For example, Unilever is selling its margarine and spreads business and Reckitt Benckiser is selling its mustard business.
Combine cocoa, coke, marshmallows, oil and margarine and bring to a boil.
And there’s also a color-measuring instrument created to help end a dispute between makers of butter and margarine—which was scandalously too artificially yellow at one point.
Love sugar on my biscuit, and the corn is loaded with butter — probably margarine, but who’s telling.
The original care packages contained ingredients for refugees from the war to cook with, like liver loaf, margarine and milk powder, to name a few.
DuMoulin grew up hearing stories about people bringing in goods from one country and selling them across the counter to the other, including salt and undyed margarine.
Health-conscious Americans jumped on the low-fat bandwagon and replaced butter with margarine, whole eggs with egg whites, and other common foods with their low-fat counterparts in an effort to promote better health.
Trans fat, found mostly as hydrogenated oils in products like margarine and packaged foods, should be avoided if at all possible and is one of very few ingredients the TLC diet tries to cut out entirely.
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Origin and Etymology of margarine
French, ultimately from Greek margaron pearl, probably back-formation from margaritēs
First Known Use: 1836See Words from the same year
MARGARINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of margarine for English Language Learners
: a food that resembles butter and is made from vegetable oils
MARGARINE Defined for Kids
Definition of margarine for Students
: a food product made usually from vegetable oils and skim milk and used as a spread or for cooking
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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