oleo

noun
\ ˈō-lē-ˌō How to pronounce oleo (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Her winning cocktail, Sabertooth, was a blend of Woodford Reserve bourbon, lime juice, lime cane sugar oleo, and dry curaçaos-- inspired by the Prohibition-era Lion’s Tale. al, "Looking for a creative take on the Manhattan? Visit these Alabama bartenders," 31 Dec. 2019 Brewers Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker used to like to say he actually was born in Illinois, while his parents were there to pick up some oleo. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin banned selling yellow margarine for 72 years, so residents smuggled it in from Illinois," 28 Aug. 2019 The rotating menu features mostly brown spirits in drinks like the 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, a bottled cocktail of Flor de Cana rum and Laphroig single malt with pumpkin chai and oleo-saccharum (citrusy sugar syrup). Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, "28 Best Bars in Chicago," 1 Mar. 2018 Try a classic whiskey sour, with their house made sour, or the Well Dressed Man, made with Campari, Dolin Dry, Lafleur Mallet Sauternes, herbes de provence and oleo saccharum. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, "America’s Coolest Drinking City," 22 June 2018 In a large bowl, cream oleo (or butter), sugar and cream cheese well. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Orange Chocolate Chippers," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of oleo

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oleo

short for oleomargarine

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“Oleo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleo. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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