oleaginous









oleaginous


adjective

  1. having the nature or qualities of oil.
  2. containing oil.
  3. producing oil.
  4. unctuous; fawning; smarmy.

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.” adj.

  1. Oily; greasy.

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