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Syllabification: mar·ga·rine
Pronunciation: /ˈmärj(ə)rən

Definition of margarine in English:


A butter substitute made from vegetable oils or animal fats.
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.


late 19th century: from French, from Greek margaron 'pearl' (because of the luster of the crystals of margaric acid) + -ine4.

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