oleogum etymology

English word oleogum comes from English gum, English oleo- (Oil or oil-based materials.)

Detailed word origin of oleogum

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
gum English (eng) (often, in the plural) The flesh around the teeth. (colloquial, with up) To impair the functioning of a thing or process.. (sometimes with up) To apply an adhesive or gum to; to make sticky by applying a sticky substance to.. To stiffen with glue or gum. (transitive) To deepen and enlarge the spaces between the teeth of (a worn saw), as with a gummer.. To chew, especially of a toothless [...]
oleo- English (eng) Oil or oil-based materials.
oleogum English (eng) Any oily gum.

Words with the same origin as oleogum

Descendants of gum
begaum gaum gaumy gom goom
Descendants of oleo-
olein oleochemical oleochemistry oleocystidium oleodistillate oleograph oleomargarine oleophilic oleophobic oleophobicity oleoresin oleoyl