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unguinous

[uhng-gwi-nuh s] /ˈʌŋ gwɪ nəs/
adjective
1.
resembling, containing, or consisting of fat or oil; greasy; oily.
Origin of unguinous
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin unguinōsus, equivalent to unguin- (stem of unguen) ointment + -ōsus -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for unguinous

unguinous

/ˈʌŋɡwɪnəs/
adjective
1.
(obsolete) fatty; greasy; oily
Word Origin
C17: from Latin unguinōsus oily, from unguin-, unguen a fatty substance, from unguere to anoint, besmear
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