oleomargarine


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Oleomargarine \O`le*o*mar"ga*rine\, n. [L. oleum oil + E.
   margarine, margarin.] [Written also oleomargarin.]
   1. 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. [archaic]
      [1913 Webster]

   2. 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.
      [1913 Webster +PJC]

   Note: Oleomargarine was wrongly so named, as it contains no
         margarin proper, but olein, palmitin, and stearin, a
         mixture of palmitin and stearin having formerly been
         called margarin by mistake.
         [1913 Webster]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Margarine \Mar"ga*rine\ (m[aum]r"j[u^]*r[i^]n;
   m[aum]r`j[u^]*r[=e]n"), n. [F.; see margarin.]
   1. A processed food product used as an inexpensive substitute
      for butter, made primarily from refined vegetable oils,
      sometimes including animal fats, and churned with skim
      milk to form a semisolid emulsion; also called
      oleomargarine; artificial butter.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

            The word margarine shall mean all substances,
            whether compounds or otherwise, prepared in
            imitation of butter, and whether mixed with butter
            or not.                               --Margarine
                                                  Act, 1887 (50
                                                  & 51 Vict. c.
                                                  29).
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   2. Margarin.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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