oil·​seed | \ ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌsēd How to pronounce oilseed (audio) \

Definition of oilseed

: a seed or crop (such as flaxseed) grown mainly for oil

Examples of oilseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the E3902 line, which contains edits to three genes involved in oil biosynthesis, Yield10 Bioscience has licensed a series of gene traits from the University of Missouri that show promise to increase oil content in oilseed crops. Lana Bandoim, Forbes, 18 June 2021 In addition to use as an oilseed crop, yellow mustard is also produced as condiment mustard, green manure, and as a biopesticide. oregonlive, 8 May 2021 The world's top soybean buyer last year brought in 25.89 million tons of the oilseed from the U.S., its second-largest supplier, up from 16.94 million tons in 2019. Hallie Gu Reuters, Star Tribune, 23 Jan. 2021 For soybeans, La Nina is deemed as less threatening for the world’s biggest producer of the oilseed. Tatiana Freitas, Fortune, 29 Sep. 2020 Brazil ran out of the oilseed earlier than usual this year. Mark Weinraub And Ana Mano Reuters, Star Tribune, 21 Nov. 2020 Soy delays may have some consequences for corn and cotton planted just after the oilseed harvest. Tatiana Freitas, Fortune, 29 Sep. 2020 The University of Minnesota is developing other specialty crops such as hazelnuts, perennial sunflowers and an oilseed called silphium. Jennifer Bjorhus, Star Tribune, 27 Aug. 2020 This year, the real has posted the biggest drop among major currencies, while ending oilseed stocks this season are expected to decline to an an all-time-low after exports climbed to the highest ever. Fortune, 25 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of oilseed

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Oilseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oilseed. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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