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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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Examples from the web for oleaginous
  • The fat clings to the roof of my mouth with the oleaginous insistence of dentist's wax.
  • Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not.
  • Promoting agro-ecological zoning of conventional and potential oleaginous species.
British Dictionary definitions for oleaginous

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 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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oleaginous in Medicine

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

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