from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Margarine.
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- n. margarine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A liquid oil made from animal fats (esp. beef fat) by separating the greater portion of the solid fat or stearin, by crystallization. It is mainly a mixture of olein and palmitin with some little stearin.
- n. An artificial butter made by emulsifying a fatty oil with more or less milk and water; it was formerly made predominantly from animal fats, but now is made predominantly or exclusively from vegetable oils, sometimes mixed with animal fats.
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- n. a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
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