Corps gras constitué de graisses végétales mais aussi parfois animales spécialement traitées que l'on utilise ŕ la place du beurre. Cuisiner ŕ la margarine.
A spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter; SYN. margarin, oleo, oleomargarine, marge.
Butter substitute made from animal fats and/or vegetable oils.
The French chemist Hippolyte Mčge-Mouries invented margarine 1889. Today, margarines are usually made with vegetable oils, such as soy, corn, or sunflower oil, giving a product low in saturated fats (see polyunsaturate) and fortified with vitamins A and D.
ETYM Latin oleum oil + Eng. margarine, margarin.
An artificial butter made by churning vegetable oils with more or less milk; margarine.