- (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɑɹ.dʒə.ɹɪn/, /ˈmɑɹ.dʒəˌɹin/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɑː.dʒə.ɹɪn/, /ˈmɑː.dʒəˌɹiːn/, /ˈmɑː.ɡəˌɹiːn/
- A spread, manufactured from a blend of vegetable oils (some of which are hydrogenated), emulsifiers etc, mostly used as a substitute for butter.
- (dated) The solid ingredient of human fat, olive oil, etc.
From acide margarique (“margaric acid”), from Ancient Greek μάργαρον (márgaron, “pearl”) with the suffix -ine, influenced by glycérine. French chemist Michel Eugène Chevreul named margaric acid after its pearl-like crystallization.
margarine f (plural margarines)
margarine f pl
- plural of