rapeseed

noun
rape·​seed | \ ˈrāp-ˌsēd How to pronounce rapeseed (audio) \

Definition of rapeseed

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

Examples of rapeseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Firmer prices for palm, soy, sunflower and rapeseed oils led to a 9.6% increase in the FAO vegetable price index. Walé Azeez, CNN, 5 Nov. 2021 After adding the beer and rapeseed waste into soil along with fresh cow manure, the researchers saw a major improvement in root health from just a single treatment. Eric Mack, Forbes, 31 May 2021 The rye and rapeseed that Rick Clifton cultivated in central Ohio were coming along nicely – until his tractor rumbled over the flat, fertile landscape, spraying it with herbicides. John Flesher, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 May 2021 The rye and rapeseed that Rick Clifton cultivated in central Ohio were coming along nicely — until his tractor rumbled over the flat, fertile landscape, spraying it with herbicides. NBC News, 21 May 2021 The frost also threatens other crops, including beets and rapeseed, according to the National Federation of Farmers' Unions. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 14 Apr. 2021 Vines were the worst hit, but almond and fruit trees were also affected, as well as some other crops, including beets and rapeseed. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2021 Sahajan’s Lip Karma contains castor, rapeseed and argan oil for some serious moisturization. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, 16 Dec. 2020 Similar deficits can affect rapeseed, alfalfa, corn and soybeans. Julie Ingwersen Reuters, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of rapeseed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rapeseed was in the 15th century

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24 Dec 2021

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“Rapeseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapeseed. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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rapeseed

noun
rape·​seed | \ ˈrāp-ˌsēd How to pronounce rapeseed (audio) \

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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