rapeseed

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

Definition of rapeseed

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

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For instance, soybean, rapeseed, and sunflower oils require significantly more land to produce the same volume, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund, which could cause greater impact to habitats, biodiversity, and the environment. Olivia Fleming & Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Ultimate Guide to Clean Beauty," 12 Aug. 2019 One hectare of tropical land can produce 4 tons of oil annually, at least four times the yield of 1 hectare of rapeseed, sunflowers, or soybeans planted in temperate regions. Dyna Rochmyaningsih, Science | AAAS, "Courting controversy, scientists team with industry to tackle one of the world’s most destructive crops," 11 July 2019 But unlike its close cousin, the rapeseed, it hasn't been extensively cultivated. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "This Purple Plant Has a Secret That Could Replace Synthetic Engine Oil," 27 Aug. 2018 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

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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 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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