canola

noun ca·no·la \ kə-ˈnō-lə \
|Updated on: 22 Jul 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of canola

from Canola, former certification mark


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canola

noun 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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