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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Oleaginous \O`le*ag`i*nous\, a. [L. oleaginus, oleagineus,
belonging to the olive, fr. olea olive: cf. F. ol['e]agineux.
See Olive, Oil.]
Having the nature or qualities of oil; oily; unctuous.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: 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" [syn:
buttery, fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy,
2: containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; "greasy
hamburgers"; "oily fried potatoes"; "oleaginous seeds" [syn:
greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous]
From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :
OLEAGINOUS, adj. Oily, smooth, sleek.
Disraeli once described the manner of Bishop Wilberforce as
"unctuous, oleaginous, saponaceous." And the good prelate was ever
afterward known as Soapy Sam. For every man there is something in the
vocabulary that would stick to him like a second skin. His enemies
have only to find it.
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