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

Examples of canola in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fresh canola and dandelion honey give this cider appealing notes of honey, eucalyptus and vanilla. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 29 Aug. 2020 After Canada arrested Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou at the request of the U.S. Justice Department, China curbed imports of Canadian canola and pork and detained two of the country’s citizens. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, 6 July 2020 Canadian canola exports were also denied entry to China following Meng’s arrest. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, 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, 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, 14 Apr. 2020 Heat the 4 tablespoons of canola or vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Washington Post, 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, 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, 25 Sep. 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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“Canola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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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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