oleaginous[ō′lē aj′i nəs]
oleaginous definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French oléagineux ; from Classical Latin oleaginus ; from olea, olive tree (; from Classical Greek elaia, olive, olive tree)
oleaginous definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of or relating to oil.
- Falsely or smugly earnest; unctuous: oleaginous flattery. See Synonyms at unctuous.
Origin: From Middle English oliaginose and from French oléagineux (from Old French), both from Latin oleāginus, of the olive tree, from olea, olive tree, alteration (influenced by oleum, olive oil) of olīva; see olive.
- oˌle·agˈi·nous·ly adverb
- oˌle·agˈi·nous·ness noun
oleaginous - Medical Definition