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o·le·ag·i·nous

 (ō′lē-ăj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Of or relating to oil.
2. Falsely or smugly earnest; unctuous: oleaginous flattery.

[From Middle English oliaginose and from French oléagineux (from Old French), both from Latin oleāginus, of the olive tree, from olea, olive tree, alteration (influenced by oleum, olive oil) of olīva; see olive.]

o′le·ag′i·nous·ly adv.

oleaginous

(ˌəʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs)
adj
1. (Chemistry) resembling or having the properties of oil
2. (Chemistry) containing or producing oil
3. (Chemistry) overly complimentary; obsequious
[C17: from Latin oleāginus, from olea olive; see also oil]

o•le•ag•i•nous

(ˌoʊ liˈædʒ ə nəs)

adj.
1. having the nature or qualities of oil.
2. containing oil.
3. producing oil.
4. unctuous; fawning; smarmy.
[1625–35; < Latin oleāginus of the olive, derivative of olea olive]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.oleaginous - unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"; "soapy compliments"
insincere - lacking sincerity; "a charming but thoroughly insincere woman"; "their praise was extravagant and insincere"
2.oleaginous - containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds"
fatty, fat - containing or composed of fat; "fatty food"; "fat tissue"

oleaginous

adjective
1. Having the qualities of fat:
2. Affectedly and self-servingly earnest:
Translations
lipeväöljyinen
oleisty

oleaginous

[əʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs] ADJoleaginoso

oleaginous

adj (form) consistencyölig; (= containing oil)ölhaltig; (fig) personölig

oleaginous

[ˌəʊlɪˈædʒɪnəs] adjoleaginoso/a, oleoso/a

o·le·ag·i·nous

a. oleaginoso-a, aceitoso-a, derivado del aceite o rel. al mismo.
References in classic literature ?
As the oleaginous matter exudes, it falls in drops through the apertures into a wide-mouthed calabash placed underneath.
Her son (of whom I feel truly ashamed to be obliged to speak again so soon) made an effort to extricate his mother--involved himself in a series of pecuniary disasters, which commercial people call, I believe, transactions--struggled for a little while to get out of them in the character of an independent gentleman--failed--and then spiritlessly availed himself of the oleaginous refuge of the soap and candle trade.
Dirty-looking beggars," said I over my shoulder: "dark as dark; blue chins, oleaginous curls, and ear-rings; ragged as they make them, but nothing picturesque in their rags.
The subject of the contract is the supply of frozen berries and oleaginous fruits.
Alastair Miles, by contrast, misses the oleaginous side of Don Basilio, the music master, but delights in the parodic deployment of his cavernous bass, more usually heard in Wagner
Oleaginous seeds such as soybean grains are also a potential source of slow release oil in the ruminal environment.
The history of Iraq's oil industry during the interwar era, as well as the role of the IPC in stifling oil production, is covered in Walter Adams, James Brock, and John Blair, "Retarding the Development of Iraq's Oil Resources: An Episode in Oleaginous Diplomacy, 1927-1939," Journal of Economic Issues 28, no.
It looks rubbery, oleaginous, comes in a range of unappealing browny-green shades and, not surprisingly, smells overpoweringly of the sea.
And when you hear the oleaginous Grant Shapps or the irritating Iain Duncan Smith purveying their porkies, remember the immortal Mandy - no, not him, Mandy Rice Davies - whose words echo down the years.
Greek exports included petroleum and oils obtained from butaminous minerals (other than crude), marble, travertine and alabaster, margarine, edible mixtures (preparations of animal or vegetable fats), other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, olives for uses other than oil production, peaches (including nectarines) and parts of turbojets or turbo propellers.
The calories intake from fat was lower probably because of a low consumption of plant origin fat (oils, margarines, avocado, oleaginous fruits).