Origin of oleaginous
Examples from the Web for oleaginous
“You are a great man,” Arafat said, turning on his insincere, oleaginous charm.Bibi's Right: Palestinian Rejectionism Threatens Peace|Gil Troy|May 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It also gives it an oleaginous mouthfeel that I don't like in soup.
She will almost never be praised in public except by oleaginous flatterers desperate for social advantage.
Kissinger, at his oleaginous best, tries to reassure Nixon that, whatever the press says, the bombing achieved its intention.
From the wardrobe of the actress that she was, she snatched at an oleaginous mask and with the mucilage of it smiled at him.The Paliser case|Edgar Saltus
Colza impoverishes the soil very much, as do, indeed, all the plants cultivated for the sake of their oleaginous seeds.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Each kernel contains another of the size of a hemp seed, which from its oleaginous nature is converted into oil.The War Tiger|Wiliam Dalton
Like all the oleaginous plants cultivated for their seed, colza greatly impoverishes the soil.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
It is believed that a deficiency of oleaginous matter is a predisposing cause of tuberculous disease.
Word Origin for oleaginous
1630s, from French oléagineux (14c.), from Latin oleaginus "of the olive," from olea "olive," alteration of oliva (see olive) by influence of oleum "oil."