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rape oil

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a brownish-yellow oil obtained by expression from rapeseed and used chiefly as a lubricant, an illuminant, and in the manufacture of rubber substitutes.
Also called rapeseed oil, colza oil.
Origin of rape oil
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45
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British Dictionary definitions for rapeseed oil

rapeseed oil

noun
1.
oil extracted from rapeseed, used as a lubricant, as a constituent of soaps, etc Also called rape oil, colza oil
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