Definition of margarine in English:

margarine

Line breaks: mar¦gar|ine
Pronunciation: /ˌmɑːdʒəˈriːn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A butter substitute made from vegetable oils or animal fats.
    More example sentences
    • Do not add butter, margarine or vegetable oils to baby foods or soft table foods.
    • Shea butter in refined form has been used for margarine and as a substitute for cocoa butter.
    • This is why it is added to foods such as bacon, smoked fish, canned vegetables, margarine, bread and savoury snacks.

Origin

late 19th century: from French, from Greek margaron 'pearl' (because of the lustre of the crystals of esters from which it was first made) + -ine4.

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