adverb see oleaginous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • oleaginously — See oleaginous. * * * …   Universalium

  • oleaginously — adverb In an oleaginous manner …   Wiktionary

  • oleaginously — ole·ag·i·nous·ly …   English syllables

  • oleaginously — adverb : in an oily manner : unctuously …   Useful english dictionary

  • oleaginous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French oleagineux, from Latin oleagineus of an olive tree, from olea olive tree, from Greek elaia Date: 1634 1. resembling or having the properties of oil ; oily; also containing or producing oil 2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oleaginousness — See oleaginously. * * * …   Universalium

  • oleaginous — [ō΄lē aj′i nəs] adj. [Fr oléagineux < L oleaginus < olea, olive tree (< Gr elaia, olive, olive tree)] oily; greasy; unctuous oleaginously adv. oleaginousness n …   English World dictionary

  • o|le|ag|i|nous|ly — «OH lee AJ uh nuhs lee», adverb. in an oleaginous manner: »Figurative. Anyone who tried to play Uriah Heep importantly would miss the essence of an oleaginously obsequious character (Harper s) …   Useful english dictionary

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