5 letter word starting with ol

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olden adjective Old; ancient; as, the olden time., To grow old; to age.
oleic adjective Pertaining to, derived from, or contained in, oil; as, oleic acid, an acid of the acrylic acid series found combined with glyceryl in the form of olein in certain animal and vegetable fats and oils, such as sperm oil, olive oil, etc. At low temperatures the acid is crystalline, but melts to an oily liquid above 14/ C.
olein noun A fat, liquid at ordinary temperatures, but solidifying at temperatures below 0¡ C., found abundantly in both the animal and vegetable kingdoms (see Palmitin). It dissolves solid fats, especially at 30-40¡ C. Chemically, olein is a glyceride of oleic acid; and, as three molecules of the acid are united to one molecule of glyceryl to form the fat, it is technically known as triolein. It is also called elain.
olent adjective Scented.
oliva noun A genus of polished marine gastropod shells, chiefly tropical, and often beautifully colored.
olive noun A tree (Olea Europaea) with small oblong or elliptical leaves, axillary clusters of flowers, and oval, one-seeded drupes. The tree has been cultivated for its fruit for thousands of years, and its branches are the emblems of peace. The wood is yellowish brown and beautifully variegated., The fruit of the olive. It has been much improved by cultivation, and is used for making pickles. Olive oil is pressed from its flesh., Any shell of the genus Oliva and allied genera; — so called from the form. See Oliva., The oyster catcher., The color of the olive, a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green., One of the tertiary colors, composed of violet and green mixed in equal strength and proportion., An olivary body. See under Olivary., A small slice of meat seasoned, rolled up, and cooked; as, olives of beef or veal., Approaching the color of the olive; of a peculiar dark brownish, yellowish, or tawny green.
ology noun A colloquial or humorous name for any science or branch of knowledge.