Oleo Definition

ōlē-ō
oleos
noun
Webster's New World
Margarine.
American Heritage

(US) The various fats and oils that go into the making of margarine.

Wiktionary
prefix
Oil.
Oleoresin.
American Heritage
affix
Oil, olein, or oleic.
Oleograph.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Oleo

Noun

Singular:
oleo
Plural:
oleos

Origin of Oleo

  • French oléo- from oléine olein from Latin oleum oil oil

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

  • From Latin oleō, ablative singular of oleum (“olive oil").

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for oleomargarine

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

  • L < oleum, oil

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

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