cottonseed

noun
cot·​ton·​seed | \ ˈkä-tᵊn-ˌsēd How to pronounce cottonseed (audio) \

Definition of cottonseed

: the seed of the cotton plant

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So, canola oil, soybean oil, corn oil and olive oil (among others like sunflower, safflower, cottonseed and nut/peanut/seed oils) are recommended. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 That’s 50 million tons of cottonseed annually, the International Cotton Advisory Committee reports. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Apparently, it tastes like hummus.," 19 Oct. 2018 And so cottonseed could be a solution — if only people could eat it. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Apparently, it tastes like hummus.," 19 Oct. 2018 To increase the availability of other types of animal feed, China’s customs authority removed inspection requirements on a variety of agricultural byproducts, including peanut meal, cottonseed meal, and rapeseed meal. Raymond Zhong, BostonGlobe.com, "China’s taste for soybeans is a weak spot in trade war with Trump," 9 July 2018 To increase the availability of other types of animal feed, China’s customs authority removed inspection requirements on a variety of agricultural byproducts, including peanut meal, cottonseed meal and rapeseed meal. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, "China’s Taste for Soybeans Is a Weak Spot in the Trade War With Trump," 9 July 2018 About a decade ago, his team made headlines for removing a toxin from cottonseed and making the seed a valid, high-protein animal feed. Lynn Brezosky, San Antonio Express-News, "A&M cotton research could open new front in war on weeds," 5 July 2018 These include the company’s soybean and cottonseed businesses as well as its glufosinate weedkiller, which is a direct competitor to Roundup, a central element of Monsanto’s business. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "The Justice Department Is Going to Let Bayer Buy Monsanto. Here's Why It Matters," 10 Apr. 2018 The two took long drives in his 18-wheel truck, hauling cottonseed, listening to 8-track cassettes of Merle Haggard and George Jones. Rob Tannenbaum, Billboard, "Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on Their Huge Tour, Healing Love and 'Common Sense' Gun Laws," 9 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of cottonseed

1774, in the meaning defined above

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cottonseed

noun
cot·​ton·​seed | \ ˈkä-tᵊn-ˌsēd How to pronounce cottonseed (audio) \

Kids Definition of cottonseed

: the seed of the cotton plant from which comes an oil used especially in cooking and a protein-rich meal used in livestock feed

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