Origin of oleum
1900–05; < Latin: oil
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Oleum coriandri, L. From the fruit (seeds) of Coriandrum sativum.
Oleum rhodii, L. Said to be derived from the wood of a species of Rhodoriza.
Oleum croci, L. From the pistils of Crocus sativus (saffron).
Camphor oil; Oleum camphor factitium, L. Prepared by dissolving camphor in nitric acid, in the cold.
Greek-fire was the precursor of gunpowder; it was the oleum incendiarum of the Romans.The Browning Cyclopdia
- another name for fuming sulphuric acid
from Latin: oil, referring to its oily consistency