rapeseed

noun
rape·​seed | \ˈrāp-ˌsēd \

Definition of rapeseed 

: the seed of the rape plant also : rape entry 3

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Violet cress is actually closer to rapeseed and its derivative, canola. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "This Purple Plant Has a Secret That Could Replace Synthetic Engine Oil," 27 Aug. 2018 Ulli’s Oil Mill organic oils, each 3.4 ounces, camelina, $18; raps (rapeseed), $15; hemp, $20; chile oil, $20; Austrian pumpkinseed, $20, ullisoilmill.com. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Oil for That Final Finish," 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, 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 Each week, packages from Iran arrive at the IAEA's laboratory complex in Seibersdorf, a village south of Vienna flanked by towering wind turbines and endless swaths of golden rapeseed. Author: Joby Warrick, Anchorage Daily News, "Muzzled watchdog: How killing the nuclear deal could make it easier for Iran to pursue the bomb in secret," 8 May 2018 Each week, packages from Iran arrive at the IAEA’s laboratory complex in Seibersdorf, a village south of Vienna flanked by towering wind turbines and endless swaths of golden rapeseed. Joby Warrick, Washington Post, "Muzzled watchdog: How killing the nuclear deal could make it easier for Iran to pursue the bomb in secret," 8 May 2018 The farmers grow rapeseed, flaxseed, barley and wheat there now. Greg Bishop, SI.com, "The Valley of Darkness," 13 Apr. 2018 The long, empty platform of the TGV station in eastern France offers a vista of rapeseed fields stretching out as far as the eye can see. Bloomberg.com, "France’s Once-Vaunted Trains Are Macron’s Biggest Challenge Yet," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of rapeseed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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rapeseed

noun
rape·​seed | \ˈrāp-ˌsēd \

Medical Definition of rapeseed 

: the seed of the rape plant (Brassica napus of the mustard family) that is the source of rapeseed oil

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