oleaginousness

oleaginous

[oh-lee-aj-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
having the nature or qualities of oil.
2.
containing oil.
3.
producing oil.
4.
unctuous; fawning; smarmy.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin oleāginus of the olive, derivative of olea olive

oleaginousness, noun
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oleaginous (ˌəʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  resembling or having the properties of oil
2.  containing or producing oil
 
[C17: from Latin oleāginus, from oleaolive; see also oil]

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oleaginous
1634, from Fr. oléagineux, from L. oleaginus "of the olive," from olea "olive," alt. of oliva (see olive) by infl. of oleum "oil."
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oleaginous o·le·ag·i·nous (ō'lē-āj'ə-nəs)
adj.
Oily; greasy.

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