Origin of oleo
- a combining form meaning “oil,” used in the formation of compound words: oleograph.
Origin of oleo-
Related Words for oleooil, shortening, margarine, decoration, drape, screen, shutter, shroud, shade, veil, drapery, spread, oleo, ghee, blind, rag, shield, film, hanging, jalousie
Examples from the Web for oleo
Historical Examples of oleo
This pressed fat is called "Oleo" hence the name "Oleomargarine."The Kitchen Encyclopedia
Oleo oil and vegetable oils are being imported in large quantities and now England uses twice as much margarine as butter.
We are shipping about one-third of the lard which we produce, and large quantities of oleo oil for oleomargarine.
Impinguasti in oleo caput meum; Et calix meus inebrians quam praeclarus est.
Impinguasti in oleo caput meum, Et calix meus inebrians quam praeclarus est.
Word Origin for oleo-
1884, commercial shortening of oleomargarine.
word-forming element meaning "oil" or "oleic," from Latin oleum (see oil (n.)).
- Oil:oleic acid.