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
Oleaginous crops such as rapeseed, also known as colza, are a favoured source in the northern hemisphere.
In fact, rural bees and their honeys have suffered in recent years, because of predator insects, pesticides, and industrial agriculture that can sow a single crop like colza as far as the eye can see — or, more important, as far as the bee can fly.
The first generation of green fuels - biodiesel and ethanol - are made from wheat, maize, colza, sugar beet etc, also used for human and animal feed.
He was saturated in colza oil, and the smashed tin lay beside him, but luckily the flame had been extinguished by his fall.
At a quarter to two he had been seen running down the Euston Road towards Baker Street, flourishing a can of burning colza oil and jerking splashes of flame therefrom at the windows of the houses he passed.
Here it is the vine, elsewhere the apple tree for cider, there colza, farther on cheeses and flax.
A fresh breeze was blowing; the rye and colza were sprouting, little dewdrops trembled at the roadsides and on the hawthorn hedges.
The older, her bezique cards and counters, her Skye terrier, her suppositious wealth, her lapses of responsiveness and incipient catarrhal deafness: the younger, her lamp of colza oil before the statue of the Immaculate Conception, her green and maroon brushes for Charles Stewart Parnell and for Michael Davitt, her tissue papers.
With a hydraulic press having a piston O. 27 of a meter in diameter, it permits of effecting in ten minutes the extraction of the oil from 25 kilogrammes of colza seeds.
Oil of colza and tallow are extinguished, where naphtha, petroleum, and oil of bone, continue burning.