Definition of margarine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌmɑːdʒəˈriːn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrdʒərən//
(also British English, informal marge
BrE BrE//mɑːdʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrdʒ//
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a yellow substance like butter made from animal or vegetable fats, used in cooking or spread on bread, etc. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French, from Greek margaron ‘pearl’ (because of the lustre of the crystals of esters from which it was first made) + -ine.Extra examples Cream the margarine and sugar together. Melt the stick of margarine and put it in the bottom of baking pan. Rub the margarine into the flour. She put some margarine on her roll. Spread some margarine on the toast, please. a tub of low-fat margarine My dietician recommends a slice of wholemeal bread with a little polyunsaturated margarine for breakfast. She took some margarine and spread it on the bread. There’s a new tub of margarine in the fridge.
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