rapeseed oil


Definition of rapeseed oil

: a nondrying or semidrying oil obtained from rapeseed and turnip seed and used chiefly as a lubricant, illuminant, and food

called also rape oil

— compare canola oil

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Recent Examples on the Web Heat a wok over a high heat until smoking and add the rapeseed oil. Richard Vines, Bloomberg.com, "A Simple Recipe for Oyster-Sauce Scallops to Make at Home," 29 Aug. 2020 High levels of erucic acid are observed in rapeseed oil, and although canola and rapeseed are cousins, canola is bred to have extremely low levels of the stuff. Ian Burke, Saveur, "The Complete Guide to Cooking Oils," 10 Oct. 2018 Its ingredients include vinegar, rapeseed oil, sugar, cornflour, mustard and egg yolks, giving it a little more kick than a traditional mayonnaise. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Why Heinz Is Renaming One of Its Most Iconic Salad Products to 'Sandwich Cream'," 5 June 2018 In Poland and northern Germany, an unusually hot May has been reported with farmers complaining of damage caused by dry weather to crops such as rapeseed oil. Washington Post, "Temperatures in Europe’s far north set records for May," 2 June 2018 The bran is then separated out from the product before other ingredients are added, like salt and rapeseed oil. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "The newest trend sweeping Philly coffee shops (and pushing almond milk aside)," 13 Feb. 2018 To help this one foam like real milk for lattes and cortados, Oatly fortifies the beverage with rapeseed oil, which adds fat without the need for stabilizers. Ashley Mason, Bon Appetit, "The 4 Best Non-Dairy Milks Besides Almond," 6 June 2017

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First Known Use of rapeseed oil

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Rapeseed oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rapeseed%20oil. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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Medical Definition of rapeseed oil

: a nondrying or semidrying oil obtained from rapeseed and turnip seed and used chiefly as a lubricant, illuminant, and food

called also rape oil

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