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
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.
In experiments, jojoba substitutes have been made from the oils of plants such as crambe, limnanthus (meadowfoam), lunaria, and rapeseed.
CHANG, SHU-PE I, RIDGWAY, R. and RISER, G.R. (1975) Oligomeric plasticizers from crambe oilderived dicarboxylic acids for poly (vinyl chloride).
Secondary products from high pressure hydrogenation of crambe oil.
PETERS, J.E. and WOLFF, I.A. (1965) Evaluation of enzyme-modified, solvent-extracted crambe seed meal by chemical analyses and rat feeding.
Degradation of lipids and glucosinolates in dehulled crambe seed during storage.
Prepresssolvent extraction of crambe: First trial commercial run of new oilseed.
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_.
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.
"Occidit miseros crambe" -- eh, you know how it goes on? '