canola

noun

ca·​no·​la kə-ˈnō-lə How to pronounce canola (audio)
1
: a rape plant of an improved variety having seeds that are low in erucic acid and are the source of canola oil
2

Examples of canola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cold Pressing produces high energy canola meal used in stock feed for most species of animals. Earl Carr, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Vegetable, canola, and corn oil are good bets for baking and have a high smoke point and neutral flavor. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 21 Mar. 2024 For 40 years Olson trucked his 18,000 honeybee colonies between California and Washington, moving among farms and orchards where their job was to pollinate everything from almonds to tree fruits, blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, carrots, radishes, onions, canola and alfalfa. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 2 Apr. 2024 Tosh Pork, which owns 11,000 acres of land and produces swine and grows corn, soybeans, wheat, canola and barley, employs people from foreign countries to work on its farm, DOL said. Deon J. Hampton, NBC News, 8 Mar. 2024 Olive oil and pork fat should be your only cooking fats, so lose the canola and other seed oils. Christian Mysliwiec, Fox News, 5 Mar. 2024 Then to the canola fields of central Idaho, the winding South Fork of east Idaho, a granite spire in north Idaho. Lauren Melink, Idaho Statesman, 31 Jan. 2024 This recipe calls for vegetable oil for frying purposes, but any oil with a higher smoke point (like canola or peanut oil) works great. Melissa Gray, Southern Living, 17 Dec. 2023 But peanut, canola, or olive oil are good options, too. Melissa Gray, Southern Living, 17 Dec. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

from Canola, former certification mark

First Known Use

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of canola was in 1979

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Cite this Entry

“Canola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/canola. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

canola

noun
ca·​no·​la kə-ˈnō-lə How to pronounce canola (audio)
1
: a rape plant of an improved variety having seeds that are the source of canola oil
2

Medical Definition

canola

noun
ca·​no·​la kə-ˈnō-lə How to pronounce canola (audio)
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
2
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