margarin

Primary Meanings of margarin

1.
n
a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
2.
n
a glyceryl ester of margaric acid
Full Definitions of margarin
1

n a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

Synonyms:
margarine, marge, oleo, oleomargarine
Types:
stick
a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine
Type of:
paste, spread
a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers or used in preparing other dishes
2

n a glyceryl ester of margaric acid

Synonyms:
glycerol trimargarate
Type of:
glyceryl ester
an ester of glycerol

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