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oil cake

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noun
  1. 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.
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Origin of oil cake

First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for oil cake

Historical Examples

  • We have a fair quality of oil-cake and corn-cobs in stock, at reduced figures.

    Under the Redwoods

    Bret Harte

  • Oil-cake is occasionally given to horses; but seldom in larger quantities than 1½ lbs.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual

    Charles Alexander Cameron

  • Mr. Wright, near Dunbar, gives the following account of an experiment with pulped roots and straw and oil-cake.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual

    Charles Alexander Cameron

  • 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 Stock-Feeder's Manual

    Charles Alexander Cameron

  • The principal kinds of oil-cake employed for feeding purposes are the following:—Linseed-cake, Rape-cake, and cotton-seed cake.

    The Stock-Feeder's Manual

    Charles Alexander Cameron


British Dictionary definitions for oil cake

oil cake

noun
  1. 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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