from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Eurasian plant (Camelina sativa) having small yellow flowers and seeds rich in oil.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant of the genus Camelina, bearing yellow flowers. C. sativa is sometimes cultivated for the oil of its seeds.
- n. An annual European false flax (Camelina sativa) having small white flowers; cultivated since Neolithic times as a source of fiber and for its oil-rich seeds; widely naturalized in North America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The Camelina sativa, an annual cruciferous plant of Europe, a weed in grain- and flax-fields, and sometimes cultivated for the oil expressed from its seeds. Its fibers can be used in the manufacture of packing, sailcloth, and other coarse fabrics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. annual European false flax having small white flowers; cultivated since Neolithic times as a source of fiber and for its oil-rich seeds; widely naturalized in North America
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Sometimes called false flax or gold-of-pleasure, it thrives in the semi-arid conditions of the Northern Plains; the camelina used in the study was grown in Montana.
Also known as false flax or gold-of-pleasure, it thrives in the semi-arid conditions of the Northern Plains.
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