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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 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
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 in Medicine

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

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