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 (ō′lē-ō-mär′jə-rĭn, -rēn′)


(ˌəʊlɪəʊˌmɑːdʒəˈriːn) or


(Cookery) other names (esp US) for margarine


(ˌoʊ li oʊˈmɑr dʒə rɪn, -ˌrin, -ˈmɑrdʒ rɪn, -rin)

Older Use. margarine.
[1870–75; < French oléomargarine]


The original name of what is now called Margarine.
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


n (esp US) → Margarine f
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The result of this years-in-the-making, grand collaboration is the highly unusual, lively The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.
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Our distasteful story begins back in 1869, when a French chemist named Hippolyte Mege-Mouries invented an affordable butter substitute called oleomargarine.
Butter is adulterated to an enormous extent with oleomargarine, a product of beef fat.
In that case, the IRS assessed a ten-cent per pound back tax on Southern Nut Product, a vegetable-based spread, under the Oleomargarine Act of 1886.
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In the meat-packing industry at the turn of the twentieth century, for example, by-products included glue, fertilizer, soap, and oleomargarine, to name a few.
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The capital of the United States is crammed with these gentlemen, including one who looks out for the interest of the mayonnaise industry, another whose life is devoted to making yellow oleomargarine legal, and hundreds of others, including some whose motives to date, are mysteries.
In the same year, the Oleomargarine Act required prominent labeling of colored oleomargarine, to distinguish it from butter.