Definitions

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  • n. A substance prepared from animal fat with some other ingredients intermixed, as an imitation of butter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A substance prepared from animal fat with some other ingredients intermixed, as an imitation of butter.

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Examples

  • It is surprising to discover that by 1902, the term butterine was still in use by many manufactures whereas a pound of real butter sold from 20 to 25 cents, Butterine was available for 15 to 18 cents a pound.

    Fooling Around with Fatty Acids

  • These are all made from animal fat, chiefly that of beef, and are known as butterine, oleomargarine, and by other trade names.

    A Practical Physiology

  • Many margarine companies continued to call themselves "butterine" companies.

    Fooling Around with Fatty Acids

  • There are numbers of substitutes for these, such as butterine, oleomargarine and "lard compounds."

    The Story of Crisco

  • As a matter of fact, when margarine was first introduced in England, it was called butterine.

    Fooling Around with Fatty Acids

  • Butter producers objected and by virtue of the Margarine Act of 1886, the term margarine became the official "legal" term rather than butterine.

    Fooling Around with Fatty Acids

  • Men drove spades into the butterine which was 40 percent oleo oil, some cotton-seed oil, and questionably the rest was milk.

    Fooling Around with Fatty Acids

  • In the 1933 edition of The Story of Crisco, butterine is only mentioned once along with oleomargarine and lard components as suitable butter substitutes.

    Fooling Around with Fatty Acids

  • Although manufacturers had to pay a 10 percent duty if they colored the butterine a rich yellow tint to make it look more like butter, they did so quite willingly.

    Fooling Around with Fatty Acids

  • The solids were then settled and the remains were a butter substitute, margarine, butterine.

    Fooling Around with Fatty Acids

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