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oleomargarinen. [L. oleum oil + E. margarine, margarin.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]
    " 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]


oleomargarine, n.
1 a fatty substance extracted from beef fat and often used in margarine.
2 US a margarine made from vegetable oils.

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