Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of certain Old World annual plants of the genus Crambe in the mustard family, cultivated for their seeds, which yield a useful oil similar to rape oil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cabbage.
  • n. A genus of cruciferous plants, of which there are several species in Europe and western Asia.
  • n. Same as crambo.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. annual or perennial herbs with large leaves that resemble the leaves of cabbages

Etymologies

Latin crambē, cabbage, from Greek krambē.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The so-called psyche or butterfly is generated from caterpillars which grow on green leaves, chiefly leaves of the raphanus, which some call crambe or cabbage.

    The History of Animals

  • In experiments, jojoba substitutes have been made from the oils of plants such as crambe, limnanthus (meadowfoam), lunaria, and rapeseed.

    7 Commercial Uncertainties

  • CHANG, SHU-PE I, RIDGWAY, R. and RISER, G.R. (1975) Oligomeric plasticizers from crambe oil—derived dicarboxylic acids for poly (vinyl chloride).

    Chapter 5

  • Secondary products from high pressure hydrogenation of crambe oil.

    Chapter 5

  • PETERS, J.E. and WOLFF, I.A. (1965) Evaluation of enzyme-modified, solvent-extracted crambe seed meal by chemical analyses and rat feeding.

    Chapter 5

  • Degradation of lipids and glucosinolates in dehulled crambe seed during storage.

    Chapter 5

  • Prepress—solvent extraction of crambe: First trial commercial run of new oilseed.

    Chapter 5

  • And all the toil and ambition, the stress and hope of existence, seemed, so far as this life went, and before these new lights came, a mere sacrifice to this pointless reiteration of lives, this cosmic _crambe repetita_.

    Mankind in the Making

  • And all the toil and ambition, the stress and hope of existence, seemed, so far as this life went, and before these new lights came, a mere sacrifice to this pointless reiteration of lives, this cosmic crambe repetita.

    Mankind in the Making

  • "Occidit miseros crambe" -- eh, you know how it goes on? '

    The Giant's Robe

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