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oleaginous

[oh-lee-aj-uh-nuh s] /ˌoʊ liˈædʒ ə nəs/
adjective
1.
having the nature or qualities of oil.
2.
containing oil.
3.
producing oil.
4.
unctuous; fawning; smarmy.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin oleāginus of the olive, derivative of olea olive
Related forms
oleaginousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oleaginousness

oleaginous

/ˌəʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
resembling or having the properties of oil
2.
containing or producing oil
Word Origin
C17: from Latin oleāginus, from oleaolive; see also oil
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Word Origin and History for oleaginousness

oleaginous

adj.

1630s, from French oléagineux (14c.), from Latin oleaginus "of the olive," from olea "olive," alteration of oliva (see olive) by influence of oleum "oil."

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oleaginousness in Medicine

oleaginous o·le·ag·i·nous (ō'lē-āj'ə-nəs)
adj.
Oily; greasy.

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