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oleaginous

[ oh-lee-aj-uh-nuhs ]
/ ˌoʊ liˈædʒ ə nəs /
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adjective
having the nature or qualities of oil.
containing oil.
producing oil.
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Origin of oleaginous

First recorded in 1425–50; Middle English oliaginose, (from Middle French oléagineux), from Latin oleāgineus, oleāginius, oleāginus “pertaining to an olive tree,” derivative of olea “olive, olive tree” (see origin at olive)

OTHER WORDS FROM oleaginous

o·le·ag·i·nous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for oleaginous

oleaginous
/ (ˌəʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs) /

adjective
resembling or having the properties of oil
containing or producing oil

Word Origin for oleaginous

C17: from Latin oleāginus, from olea olive; see also oil
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Medical definitions for oleaginous

oleaginous
[ ō′lē-ăjə-nəs ]

adj.
Oily; greasy.
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