oleo

[ oh-lee-oh ]
/ ˈoʊ liˌoʊ /

noun


Nearby words

  1. oleic acid,
  2. oleiferous,
  3. olein,
  4. olekma,
  5. olenek,
  6. oleo oil,
  7. oleo strut,
  8. oleo-,
  9. oleograph,
  10. oleographic

Origin of oleo

First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening of oleomargarine

Can be confusedoleo olio

oleo-

a combining form meaning “oil,” used in the formation of compound words: oleograph.
Also especially before a vowel, ole-.

Origin of oleo-

< Latin, combining form representing oleum oil

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British Dictionary definitions for oleo

oleo-

combining form

oiloleomargarine

Word Origin for oleo-

from Latin oleum oil

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Word Origin and History for oleo
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Medicine definitions for oleo

oleo-

pref.

Oil:oleic acid.

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