Fat; oily.

[Latin pinguis + -id (as in liquid).]
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fatty, oily, or greasy; soapy
[C17: from Latin pinguis fat, rich]
pinˈguidity n
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(ˈpɪŋ gwɪd)

fat; oily.
[1625–35; < Latin pingu(is) fat + -id4]
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