oleaginous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French oléagineux, from Latin oleāginus, from olea (the olive fruit and tree).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌəʊ.lɪˈædʒ.ɪ.nəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌoʊ.liˈædʒ.ɪ.nəs/
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Adjective[edit]

oleaginous (comparative more oleaginous, superlative most oleaginous)

  1. Oily, greasy.
  2. (of manner or speech) Falsely or affectedly earnest; persuasively suave.
    The oleaginous salesman convinced me to buy a more expensive car.

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