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.
/ˌəʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs/
adjective
1.
resembling or having the properties of oil
2.
containing or producing oil
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.”

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

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