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o·le·o

 (ō′lē-ō′)
n. pl. o·le·os
Margarine.

[Short for oleomargarine.]

o•le•o

(ˈoʊ liˌoʊ)

n.
Older Use. margarine.
[1880–85]

oleo-

a combining form meaning “oil”: oleoresin.
[< Latin, comb. form representing oleum oil]

Oleo

When Margarine was referred to by its original full name of Oleomargarine, it was often just called “oleo” for short.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Oleo - a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butteroleo - a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
vegetable oil, oil - any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
stick - a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
paste, spread - a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
trans fatty acid - a fatty acid that has been produced by hydrogenating an unsaturated fatty acid (and so changing its shape); found in processed foods such as margarine and fried foods and puddings and commercially baked goods and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils