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Princeton's WordNet

  1. margarin, glycerol trimargaratenoun

    a glyceryl ester of margaric acid

  2. margarine, margarin, oleo, oleomargarine, margenoun

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


  1. margarin

    Margarine (, also UK: , US: (listen)) is a spread used for flavoring, baking, and cooking. It is most often used as a substitute for butter. Although originally made from animal fats, most margarine consumed today is made from vegetable oil. The spread was originally named oleomargarine from Latin for oleum (olive oil) and Greek margarite ("pearl", indicating luster). The name was later shortened to margarine.Margarine consists of a water-in-fat emulsion, with tiny droplets of water dispersed uniformly throughout a fat phase in a stable solid form. While butter is made by concentrating the butterfat of milk through agitation, modern margarine is made through a more intensive processing of refined vegetable oil and water. Per federal regulation, margarine must have a minimum fat content of 80 percent (with a maximum of 16% water) to be labeled as such in the United States, although the term is used informally to describe vegetable-oil-based spreads with lower fat content. In Britain, Australia and New Zealand, it can be referred to colloquially as marge.Margarine can be used as an ingredient in other food products, such as pastries, doughnuts, cakes, and cookies.


  1. margarin

    Margarin, also known as margarine, is a processed food product typically used as a substitute for butter. It is made from vegetable oils that have been hydrogenated to create a solid, spreadable product. It often contains additional ingredients such as water, salt, and emulsifiers, and may be fortified with vitamins and minerals. Margarine is commonly used in cooking and baking, and as a spread on bread or toast.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Margarinnoun

    a fatty substance, extracted from animal fats and certain vegetable oils, formerly supposed to be a definite compound of glycerin and margaric acid, but now known to be simply a mixture or combination of tristearin and teipalmitin

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. margarine. See Margarite.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of margarin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of margarin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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