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oleo

[oh-lee-oh] /ˈoʊ liˌoʊ/
noun
1.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; by shortening of oleomargarine
Can be confused
oleo, olio.

oleo-

1.
a combining form meaning “oil,” used in the formation of compound words:
oleograph.
Also, especially before a vowel, ole-.
Origin
< Latin, combining form representing oleum oil
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British Dictionary definitions for oleo

oleo-

combining form
1.
oil: oleomargarine
Word Origin
from Latin oleumoil
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Word Origin and History for oleo
n.

1884, commercial shortening of oleomargarine.

oleo-

word-forming element meaning "oil" or "oleic," from Latin oleum (see oil (n.)).

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oleo in Medicine

oleo- or ole-
pref.
Oil: oleic acid.

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Related Abbreviations for oleo

oleo

oleomargarine
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