oleiferous

[ oh-lee-if-er-uh s ]
/ ˌoʊ liˈɪf ər əs /

adjective

giving rise to oil, as certain seeds or hypha.

Nearby words

  1. olefin series,
  2. olefine,
  3. oleg,
  4. oleic,
  5. oleic acid,
  6. olein,
  7. olekma,
  8. olenek,
  9. oleo,
  10. oleo oil

Origin of oleiferous

1795–1805; < Latin ole(um) oil + -i- + -ferous

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