Examples of oleo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The elegant and refreshing Ikuyo Highball ($17) is a bright green concoction made with matcha, lemon and oleo saccharum, a sweet, citrusy oil. Jim Harrington, The Mercury News, 9 Jan. 2024 Filter through a sieve to recover the strawberry oleo. New York Times, 24 July 2022 Crisco and Accent -- a shortening and seasoning -- are still sold today, while oleo is an old term for margarine. Sara Smart, CNN, 5 Dec. 2021 Her winning cocktail, Sabertooth, was a blend of Woodford Reserve bourbon, lime juice, lime cane sugar oleo, and dry curaçaos-- inspired by the Prohibition-era Lion’s Tale. al, 31 Dec. 2019 Brewers Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Uecker used to like to say he actually was born in Illinois, while his parents were there to pick up some oleo. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Aug. 2019 The rotating menu features mostly brown spirits in drinks like the 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, a bottled cocktail of Flor de Cana rum and Laphroig single malt with pumpkin chai and oleo-saccharum (citrusy sugar syrup). Antonio Basada, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Mar. 2018 Try a classic whiskey sour, with their house made sour, or the Well Dressed Man, made with Campari, Dolin Dry, Lafleur Mallet Sauternes, herbes de provence and oleo saccharum. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, 22 June 2018 In a large bowl, cream oleo (or butter), sugar and cream cheese well. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 Dec. 2017 See More

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Word History


short for oleomargarine

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oleo was in 1884

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“Oleo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oleo. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition


plural oleos
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