oleo oleo  /ˈoʊ li ˌoʊ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter

Usage(s):

  1. It seemed hard to believe that so bland and salve-like a substance as oleomargarine could have set off so abrasive a row.
  2. In 1906, vegetable oils were first substituted for the oleo oils, to lower the price and improve the product.
  3. In prewar days, per capita consumption of oleo was only 2.

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    on July 9, 2013     Source: KING5 Seattle

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