Definitions

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  • n. The seed of any of several plants which are used commercially as a source of vegetable oil
  • n. The plant that yields such seed

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Seed from which oil is expressed, as the castor bean; also, the plant yielding such seed. See castor bean.
  • n. A cruciferous herb (Camelina sativa).
  • n. The sesame.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The seed of the Ricinus communis, or castor-oil plant; castor-bean.
  • n. The seed of Guizotia Abyssinica, a composite plant cultivated in India and Abyssinia on account of its oily seeds.
  • n. The plant gold-of-pleasure, Camelina sativa. Sometimes called Siberian oil-seed.

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

  • n. any of several seeds that yield oil

Etymologies

oil +‎ seed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Citigroup analyst David Driscoll said on Apr. 7 that a recent visit with ADM management in Decatur, Ill., confirmed his belief that fundamental trends are deteriorating across ADM's major businesses, namely oilseed processing and agricultural services.

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  • "Apart from crops such as oilseed rape and field beans, there are precious few pollen sources around for bees and other insects in modern arable farmland and surprisingly little in areas specialising in dairy, beef or sheep production," he said.

    Urban bees fare better due to varied diet, research reveals

  • The success of "wastes" such as oilseed meals, fish meal, and rendering plant by-products as well established feed ingredients may create the false impression that the use of any waste as a feed is an easy, straightforward process.

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  • What remains to be discussed is the growth of microbial protein on edible substrates and the conversion of byproducts, such as oilseed press-cakes, to food by means of fermentation.

    Chapter 9

  • Planting break crops such as oilseed rape allowed alternative products such as propyzamide and carbetamide to be used.

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  • Canola, in particular, was bred in Canada from a kind of oilseed that had such a bitter taste that it was a used only as a lubricating oil.

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  • The disc coulters that follow have been modified to allow individual depth control, meaning operators sowing crops such as oilseed rape can lift unwanted units out of work.

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  • Other spring crops such as oilseed rape, oats, and wheat (particularly

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  • According to the latest estimate, oilseed output during this period will be 30.25 million tons, up from 24.88 million tons a year earlier, while sugarcane output is expected to rise to 340.54 million tons from 292.30 million tons a year earlier.

    India Foodgrain Output to Hit Record High

  • Rainville first got interested in oilseed production when University of Vermont Extension with the help of a SARE grant approached him about growing canola seed on his farm.

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