butterine

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butterine (countable and uncountable, plural butterines)

  1. An imitation butter prepared from animal fat with other ingredients.
    • 1894, "Adulteration of Fruit Preserves and Other Foods" by R. C. Kedzie in Twenty-fourth annual report of the secretary of the State Horticultural Society of Michigan
      If a man sells you anything as good as what you ask for, but yet entirely different, are you cheated? [] [A] man may say his butterine is as pure and wholesome as genuine butter, and therefore why not sell it as butter?

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