- a cake or mass of linseed, cottonseed, soybean, or the like, from which the oil has been extracted or expressed, used as food for livestock.
Origin of oil cake
First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for oil cake
We have a fair quality of oil-cake and corn-cobs in stock, at reduced figures.Under the Redwoods
Oil-cake is occasionally given to horses; but seldom in larger quantities than 1½ lbs.
Mr. Wright, near Dunbar, gives the following account of an experiment with pulped roots and straw and oil-cake.
The allowance of oil-cake may be increased to ½ lb., or if corn be cheap, it may be substituted for the oil-cake.
The principal kinds of oil-cake employed for feeding purposes are the following:—Linseed-cake, Rape-cake, and cotton-seed cake.
- stock feed consisting of compressed cubes made from the residue of the crushed seeds of oil-bearing crops such as linseed
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