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margarine

noun [U] uk   /ˌmɑː.dʒəˈriːn/ us    /ˈmɑːr.dʒɚ-/ ( UK informal marge)
a food used for cooking and spreading on bread, similar to butter but softer and usually made from vegetable fat
Translations of “margarine”
in Korean 마가린…
in Arabic مَرْجَرين (زُبْدة صِناعِيَة)…
in French margarine…
in Turkish bitkisel yağ, margarin…
in Italian margarina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人造鮮奶油(通常由植物油製成)…
in Russian маргарин…
in Polish margaryna…
in Spanish margarina…
in Portuguese margarina…
in German die Margarine…
in Catalan margarina…
in Japanese マーガリン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人造黄油(通常由植物油制成)…
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