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 (ō′lē-ō-mär′jə-rĭn, -rēn′)
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(ˌəʊlɪəʊˌmɑːdʒəˈriːn) or


(Cookery) other names (esp US) for margarine
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(ˌoʊ li oʊˈmɑr dʒə rɪn, -ˌrin, -ˈmɑrdʒ rɪn, -rin)

Older Use. margarine.
[1870–75; < French oléomargarine]
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The original name of what is now called Margarine.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Oleomargarine - a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butteroleomargarine - 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
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n (esp US) → Margarine f
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For example, there were the dairy producers who wanted protection from such "fraud" as oleomargarine. In 1886, the dairy interests won a federal tax against the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine.
Well, to judge by the Prince Oleomargarine manuscript, a lot of stuff in the archives remains to be excavated.
He came upon a folder titled 'Oleomargarine' that contained 16 pages of a handwritten manuscript.
The result of this years-in-the-making, grand collaboration is the highly unusual, lively The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.
We sell peanuts, bananas, And Chinese Havanas, It's really a beautiful sight, It's oleomargarine, Little pigs crubeens, At the market on Saturday night.
She describes the organizationAEs origins, founding by Oliver Hudson Kelley, purposes, and structure; the legislation and case law related to transportation and grain storage issues of concern, including railroad regulations and monopoly; the private cooperative efforts of the society, in relation to centralized purchasing, manufacturing, and sales; the Minnehaha Grange and its involvement in issues like education, gender equity, the safety of electrical appliances, and the problems of oleomargarine; and the legacies of the Patrons of Husbandry.
dairy industry and away from the oleomargarine industry.
* It fought for tariffs and duties on imported dairy products and repeatedly challenged the marketing of oleomargarine and other imitation dairy foods.
NOV 7 Michigan voters approved a referendum allowing the sale of colored oleomargarine. (1950)