from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See rape2.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A variety of cabbage (Brassica oleracea), cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil, valued for illuminating and lubricating purposes.
- n. some other cole varieties
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A variety of cabbage (Brassica oleracea), cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil valued for illuminating and lubricating purposes; summer rape.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The coleseed or rape, a variety of Brassica campestris with very oily seeds. See rape.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
French, from Dutch koolzaad : kool, cabbage (from Middle Dutch cōle, from Latin caulis) + zaad, seed (from Middle Dutch saet; see sē- in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch koolzaad, also (literally) 'cabbage seed', from Middle Dutch coolsaet. (Wiktionary)