• Oleaginous

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /ˌəʊ.lɪˈædʒ.ɪ.nəs/
    • US IPA: /ˌoʊ.liˈædʒ.ɪ.nəs/

    Origin

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

    Full definition of oleaginous

    Adjective

    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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