rav·​i·​son | \ ˈravəsən \
plural -s

Definition of ravison

: rapeseed of an inferior quality

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History and Etymology for ravison

French, modification (influenced by rave turnip, rape, from Latin rapa) of German dialect rübesan, from German rübe rape (from Old High German ruoba) + German dialect san seed, from Old High German sāmo; akin to Old Saxon sāmo seed, Old High German sājen to sow

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“Ravison.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ravison. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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