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oleo

[ oh-lee-oh ]
/ ˈoʊ liˌoʊ /
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Origin of oleo

First recorded in 1880–85; by shortening of oleomargarine

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH oleo

oleo , olio

Definition for oleo (2 of 2)

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 oleumoil
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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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Medical definitions for oleo

oleo-

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Oil:oleic acid.
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