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Definition of oleomargarin
oleomargarinOleomargarine 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.
2. An artificial butter made by churning this oil with more
or less milk.
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.
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