Origin of oleum
1900–05; < Latin: oil
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After killing two of the Aztecs, Olea fell mortally wounded.The White Conquerors
Olea europæa, Oryza sativa, Solanum tuberosum, Vitis vinifera.Origin of Cultivated Plants
Alphonse De Candolle
"Come, seor Gaspar," continued the Alguazil, turning to Olea.The Infidel, Vol. I.
Robert Montgomery Bird
Some punster will say, respecting oleaster, that it is olea sterilis.
Olea cuspidata was seen lower down, and a species of alder grew in shady ravines along the edge of the stream.Western Himalaya and Tibet</p>
- a plural of oleum
- another name for fuming sulphuric acid
from Latin: oil, referring to its oily consistency
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