oleo


oleo

noun

  1. margarine.

  1. a combining form meaning “oil,” used in the formation of compound words: oleograph.

combining form

  1. oiloleomargarine

n.1884, commercial shortening of oleomargarine. word-forming element meaning “oil” or “oleic,” from Latin oleum (see oil (n.)). pref.

  1. Oil:oleic acid.

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