unguinous

[ uhng-gwi-nuhs ]
/ ˈʌŋ gwɪ nəs /

adjective

resembling, containing, or consisting of fat or oil; greasy; oily.

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Origin of unguinous

1595–1605; <Latin unguinōsus, equivalent to unguin- (stem of unguen) ointment + -ōsus-ous
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British Dictionary definitions for unguinous

unguinous
/ (ˈʌŋɡwɪnəs) /

adjective

obsolete fatty; greasy; oily

Word Origin for unguinous

C17: from Latin unguinōsus oily, from unguin-, unguen a fatty substance, from unguere to anoint, besmear
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