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Definition of "oleomargarine" []

  • Margarine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oleomargarine" in a sentence
  • "July 15, 1869: It's a hallowed day for butter substitutes, as French chemist Hippolyte Mege-Mouries patents a shiny spread he calls oleomargarine, after the Greek word for "pearl.""
  • "Plaxico Burress was playing as if he'd coated his hands in oleomargarine before sprinting onto the field."
  • "Before I leave oleomargarine and go on to some of our substitutions, may I remark that even the fact we are to enjoy oleomargarine is due to the actions of a substitute for Parliament."