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

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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Recent Examples on the Web Canadian canola exports were also denied entry to China following Meng’s arrest. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "China raises the stakes in defending Huawei in the U.K.," 8 June 2020 Thirty minutes before cooking, remove the meat from the fridge and season with salt, seasonings of choice, and a bit of oil (canola or olive). Rebecca White, Dallas News, "8 essential cooking skills to learn while still stuck at home," 4 May 2020 Brush the skillet lightly with canola or vegetable oil, and heat until wisps of smoke rise from the surface. Hilary Merzbacher, Saveur, "How to Cook Steak on the Stove," 14 Apr. 2020 Heat the 4 tablespoons of canola or vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Washington Post, "This spicy, streamlined chicken Parmesan is saucy and crispy in all the right ways," 8 Jan. 2020 D’Arcy Hilgartner is raising a small amount of corn and soybeans among his canola and wheat fields near Camrose, Alberta. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "A Warming Climate Brings New Crops to Frigid Zones," 25 Nov. 2018 The movie, released by Pearl in China and by Universal Pictures in the rest of the world, highlights Chinese landscapes not typically seen in studio movies, including the Leshan Giant Buddha and vast fields of canola flowers. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, "With ‘Abominable,’ Shanghai’s Pearl Studio and DreamWorks Animation aim for audiences in China and beyond," 25 Sep. 2019 Coconut oil has a unique flavor and is best consumed in small amounts, as a periodic alternative to other vegetable oils like olive or canola that are rich in unsaturated fat. Vasanti Malik,, "Is there a place for coconut oil in a healthy diet?," 19 Nov. 2019 Locations included Yi's home, a big modern city; the Himalayas; and lush areas of China including the Qiandao lakes, Yellow Mountain, fields of canola flowers in the Yunnan Province and the Leshan Buddha. Carolyn Giardina, The Hollywood Reporter, "Meet Animated Feature Contenders in Hollywood Reporter's 'Behind the Screen' Series," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of canola

1979, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for canola

from Canola, former certification mark

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21 Jun 2020

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“Canola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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

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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