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The Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1927 ruled unconstitutional a law prohibiting the sale of oleomargarine and other butter substitutes in the state, and in 1952 turned back an attempt to ban the sale of Dairy Queen soft-serve.
Critics say the law's real purpose appears to be protecting the local dairy industry, something the courts have repeatedly struck down over the decades, starting in 1927 when the state tried to ban the sale of oleomargarine.
Mège-Mouriès invented the substance after churning together beef oil and milk, dubbing his creation oleomargarine.
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First Known Use: 1873See Words from the same year
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