oil·seed | \ ˈȯi(-ə)l-ˌsēd \

Definition of oilseed 

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

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Chinese soybean imports next year will fall by 8% as a result, as domestic pig farmers and other users seek out alternative sources of oilseed. Benjamin Parkin, WSJ, "Soybean Prices Near Decade-Low as China Tariffs Hammer Supply Forecast," 12 July 2018 The oilseed is the top agricultural commodity that the U.S. ships to China by far and is among the largest products for overall exports. Fortune, "China Cancels U.S. Soybean Purchases as Trade War Takes Hold," 6 July 2018 Soybeans have been a target of China’s planned retaliation against the U.S. tariffs, derailing the oilseed’s rally this year. Bloomberg.com, "Bloomberg," 21 Apr. 2018 The oilseed, the most exposed of all assets to a trade war, is now a buy, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. In China, soybean meal futures rose 4 percent on concerns about a possible shortage looming. Bloomberg, Time, "This American Cargo Ship Is Racing to China to Beat a Huge New Tariff on the Soybeans it's Carrying," 5 July 2018 The oilseed, the most exposed of all assets to a trade war, is now a buy, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. In China, soybean meal futures rose 4% on concerns about a possible shortage looming. Bloomberg, latimes.com, "U.S. cargo ship carrying soybeans in race to beat China's retaliatory tariffs," 5 July 2018 The planned tariffs on U.S. soybean exports come as farmers nationwide have boosted plantings of the crop, betting on the oilseeds to deliver stronger returns than corn during a yearslong slump in the farm economy. Jesse Newman, WSJ, "Trade Fight Threatens Farm Belt Businesses," 2 July 2018 Reduced export taxes on Argentine soybeans also trimmed oilseed supplies, all of which has lifted soybean processing profit margins. Jacob Bunge, WSJ, "Grain Giants Expect Higher Profits From Bad Weather," 2 May 2018 Farmers in northeastern Germany have complained of damage caused by dry weather to crops such as oilseed rape. Washington Post, "Northern Europe enjoys record hot May, though farmers suffer," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of oilseed

1562, in the meaning defined above

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