oleaginous


ole·ag·i·nous

adjective \ˌō-lē-ˈa-jə-nəs\

Definition of OLEAGINOUS

1
:  resembling or having the properties of oil :  oily; also :  containing or producing oil
2
:  marked by an offensively ingratiating manner or quality
ole·ag·i·nous·ly adverb
ole·ag·i·nous·ness noun

Examples of OLEAGINOUS

  1. <the office manager greeted the corporate bigwigs with an oleaginous welcome that should have embarrassed him>

Origin of OLEAGINOUS

Middle English, from Middle French oleagineux, from Latin oleagineus of an olive tree, from olea olive tree, from Greek elaia
First Known Use: 1634

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Rhymes with OLEAGINOUS

ole·ag·i·nous

adjective \ˌō-lē-ˈaj-ə-nəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OLEAGINOUS

: resembling or having the properties of oil; also : containing or producing oil

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