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ˈmɑr dʒər ɪn, -dʒəˌrin, ˈmɑrdʒ rɪnMar·garine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. margarine, margarin, oleo, oleomargarine, margenoun

    a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter


  1. Margarinenoun

    A processed food product used as an inexpensive substitute for butter, made primarily from refined vegetable oils, sometimes including animal fats, and churned with skim milk to form a semisolid emulsion; also called oleomargarine; artificial butter.

    Etymology: [F.; see margarin.]


  1. margarinenoun

    A spread, manufactured from a blend of vegetable oils (some of which are hydrogenated), emulsifiers etc, mostly used as a substitute for butter.

    Etymology: * From margarine, from μαργαρίτης.


  1. Margarine

    Margarine is a foodstuff used for spreading, baking, and cooking. It was originally created as a substitute for butter in the 1800s. Margarine is made mainly of hydrogenated or refined plant oils and water. While butter is made from fat from milk, margarine is made from plant oils and may also contain milk. In some locales it is colloquially referred to as "oleo", short for oleomargarine. Margarine, like butter, consists of a water-in-fat emulsion, with tiny droplets of water dispersed uniformly throughout a fat phase which is in a stable crystalline form. Margarine has a minimum fat content of 80%, the same as butter, but unlike butter reduced-fat varieties of margarine can also be labelled as margarine. Margarine can be used both for spreading or for baking and cooking. It is also commonly used as an ingredient in other food products, such as pastries and cookies, for its wide range of functionalities.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Margarine

    mär′gar-in, n. the solid ingredient of human fat, olive-oil, &c.—so called from its pearly lustre: oleo-margarine or imitation butter (see under Olein).—adj. Margar′ic.—n. Mar′garite, one of the brittle micas. [L. margarita—Gr. margaritēs, a pearl.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Margarine

    A butterlike product made of refined vegetable oils, sometimes blended with animal fats, and emulsified usually with water or milk. It is used as a butter substitute. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Editors Contribution

  1. margarine

    A type of food or food product.

    Margarine is sometimes used as a substitute for butter and is used for a variety of purposes e.g. baking, frying etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 27, 2015  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Margarine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Margarine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    If somebody goes in and makes a point to order butter for the bagel … they don’t want margarine or some other kind of chemical substitute.

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