Margarine meaning

mär'jər-ĭn
A fatty solid butter substitute consisting of a blend of hydrogenated vegetable oils mixed with emulsifiers, vitamins, coloring matter, and other ingredients.
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A cooking fat or substitute for butter, made of refined vegetable oils (and sometimes rendered animal fat) processed to the consistency of butter, often churned with pasteurized milk or whey.
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A spread, manufactured from a blend of vegetable oils (some of which are hydrogenated), emulsifiers etc, mostly used as a substitute for butter.
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Origin of margarine

  • French from Greek margaron pearl probably back-formation from margarītēs margarite
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French margarine (“margarin”), from Ancient Greek μαργαρίτης (margaritēs, “pearl”).
    From Wiktionary