ca·no·la | \kə-ˈnō-lə \

Definition of canola 

1 : a rape plant of an improved variety having seeds that are low in erucic acid and are the source of canola oil

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Or choose a neutral oil, such as canola, grape seed, safflower or sunflower, Rosen says. Becky Krystal, sacbee, "Shake it up: Lots of vinaigrette options," 10 July 2018 The dry conditions in Western Australia have forced growers to substitute barley for canola, the Grain Industry Association of Western Australia said Friday in a report. Rebecca Keenan,, "Australian Farmers Wait for Rain as GrainCorp Warns of Dry Start," 11 May 2018 Instead, her 16-year-old daughter has her buying avocado-oil mayonnaise from a small brand called Primal Kitchen, which markets its mayonnaise as sugar-free and canola-free, among other things. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Kraft Heinz Prepares to Take On Hellmann’s With a New Mayonnaise and ‘Mayochup’," 20 May 2018 Under the settlement, Bayer agreed to divest assets including its cotton, canola, soybean and vegetable seed businesses, as well as Bayer’s Liberty herbicide business, which has been a competitor to Monsanto’s Roundup product. Brent Kendall, WSJ, "Justice Department Approves Bayer-Monsanto Deal but Requires Asset Sales," 29 May 2018 Mayonnaise made with olive, canola or avocado oil tends to be lower in calories, not because those oils are lower in calories, but because water is the main ingredient. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "These chicken bites are a healthful alternative to the fast-food version," 19 May 2018 Fry tortillas at 350 degrees in canola/olive oil blend in a deep fryer for five seconds. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Menu at Porch, Louisville's newest downtown hit, 'speaks to everyone'," 15 May 2018 Others include peas, canola, algae, and bacterial proteins. Karl Plume, The Christian Science Monitor, "Insect farms emerge as an alternate source of protein," 13 Apr. 2018 San Diego-based Cibus tweaked one letter in canola’s genetic code to create an herbicide-resistant version; farmers are growing it in North Dakota and Montana. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Crispr’d Food, Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of canola

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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from Canola, former certification mark

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ca·no·la | \kə-ˈnō-lə \

Medical Definition of canola 

1 : a rape plant (Brassica napus of the mustard family) of an improved variety with seeds that are low in erucic acid and are the source of canola oil

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