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 Dictionary entry overview: What does margarin mean? 

  The noun MARGARIN has 2 senses:

1. a glyceryl ester of margaric acid
2. a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

  Familiarity information: MARGARIN used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A glyceryl ester of margaric acid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances


glycerol trimargarate; margarin

Hypernyms ("margarin" is a kind of...):

glyceryl ester (an ester of glycerol)

Sense 2margarin [BACK TO TOP]


A spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks


margarine; marge; oleo; oleomargarine; margarin

Hypernyms ("margarin" is a kind of...):

paste; spread (a tasty mixture to be spread on bread or crackers)

Meronyms (substance of "margarin"):

oil; vegetable oil (any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants)

trans fatty acid (a fatty acid that has been produced by hydrogenating an unsaturated fatty acid (and so changing its shape); found in processed foods such as margarine and fried foods and puddings and commercially baked goods and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "margarin"):

stick (a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine)

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