Definitions

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

  • n. The seed of the rape plant.

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  • n. The rape plant, Brassica napus, which produces a grain that is used widely for animal feed and vegetable oil.
  • n. The seed of such plant.

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

  • n. seed of rape plants; source of an edible oil

Etymologies

rape +‎ seed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Konrad Nowicki, a young Polish entrepreneur, suggested leasing 250 acres in the Ukraine and growing rapeseed, which is commonly used in Europe to make biodiesel for cars.

    In Ukraine,

  • With ornamental hotel flower beds shriveled and gone, the most vivid color comes from another hardy invader, Sahara mustard, otherwise known as rapeseed, an escapee from cattle feed.

    Three Planetary Futures

  • The beautiful yellow field is blooming rapeseed, which is blanketing northern Bulgaria right now.

    Archive 2007-10-07

  • The best vegetable oil for use as a biofuel is thought to be rapeseed, which is relatively thin, cheap to produce and easy to get hold of.

    Unilever's Jope Warns Of Biodiesel's Downside

  • Since writing the above in 1999 I’ve learned that canola oil, also called rapeseed oil, virtually always contains a fair percentage of trans fats, which are created during the deodorization process.

    Michael R. Eades, M.D.: Dress your salads with oil

  • In January, 2011, the Australian government authorised the growing of GM canola, otherwise known as rapeseed, after trials were carried out.

  • Back then, there was only a member of the brassica family think mustard, cabbage, turnip, etc. known as rapeseed, whose oil tasted bitter and contained a type of fat that is considered toxic.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Canola oil, also known as rapeseed oil, is one of the most heavily used genetically modified crops.

    WN.com - Business News

  • He got involved in growing canola, also known as rapeseed, last year after losing 80 percent of his wheat crop in 2007 due to a late freeze at Easter.

    The Daily Times News Headlines

  • Canola Canola oil (also called rapeseed oil) here.

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