Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or derived from oil.
  • adjective Of or relating to oleic acid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or derived from oil. Also elaic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physiol.Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or contained in, oil; At low temperatures the acid is crystalline, but melts to an oily liquid above 14° C.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to oil, especially to vegetable oil
  • adjective chemistry Of or pertaining to oleic acid or its derivatives

Etymologies

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Latin oleum oil

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