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French from Greek margaron pearl probably back-formation from margarītēs margarite
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French margarine (“margarin”), from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margaritēs, “pearl”).
She pulled the margarine out of the refrigerator and shut the door.
Katie methodically placed the margarine on the table.
There are factories for woollen goods and a margarine factory.
The production of margarine is large, but not much is exported, margarine being largely consumed in Denmark instead of butter, which is exported.
It has a Protestant and a Roman Catholic church and manufactures of brushes, plush goods, cigars and margarine.
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