of the nature of fat; fatty, oily ...1681 obs.
from Latin pinguis (fat, plump, fatty, greasy, rich, fertile) + -ous
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1681 - see EXAMPLE below
"...a sufficient Soil for propagating and producing them; which I am the more apt to believe, since in the following, and some other parallel Histories, I shall mention, where such Hair hath been found, likewise this pinguious or fatty substance hath also been observed..."
From: Philosophical Collections, Containing an Account of such Physical, Anatomical, Chymical, Mechanical, Astronomical, Optical, or other Mathematical and Philosophical Experiments and Observations as have lately come to the Publishers hands.
- edited by Robert Hooke, John Martyn, Richard Chiswell ...Some Anatomical Observations of Hair found in several parts of the Body; as also Teeth, Bones, &c. with parallel Histories of the same observed by others. Communicated by Edward Tyson, Doctor of Physick, and Fellow of the Royal Society.