Oleaginous Definition

Of or relating to oil.
American Heritage
Oily; greasy; unctuous.
Webster's New World

Origin of Oleaginous

  • 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 olive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French oléagineux, from Latin oleāginus, from olea (“the olive fruit and tree").

    From Wiktionary

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