canola

[ kuh-noh-luh ]

noun
  1. a variety of the rapeseed plant that contains reduced levels of erucic acid, making its oil palatable for human consumption, and reduced levels of a toxic glucosin, making its meal desirable as a livestock feed.

Origin of canola

1
First recorded in 1975–80; formerly a Canadian trademark; either abbreviation of Can(adian) o(il) l(ow) a(cid) or a blend of Can(ada) and -ola

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British Dictionary definitions for canola

canola

/ (kəˈnəʊlə) /


noun
  1. a cooking oil extracted from a variety of rapeseed developed in Canada

Origin of canola

1
C20: from Can (ada) + -ola, from oleum

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