oleomargarine etymology

English word oleomargarine comes from English margarine, English oleo- (Oil or oil-based materials.)

Detailed word origin of oleomargarine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
margarine English (eng) (dated) The solid ingredient of human fat, olive oil, etc.. A spread, manufactured from a blend of vegetable oils (some of which are hydrogenated), emulsifiers etc, mostly used as a substitute for butter.
oleo- English (eng) Oil or oil-based materials.
oleomargarine English (eng) (dated) margarine.

Words with the same origin as oleomargarine

Descendants of margarine
Descendants of oleo-
olein oleochemical oleochemistry oleocystidium oleodistillate oleograph oleogum oleophilic oleophobic oleophobicity oleoresin oleoyl