canola

[ kuh-noh-luh ]
/ kəˈnoʊ lə /

noun

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.

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Origin of canola

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

a cooking oil extracted from a variety of rapeseed developed in Canada

Word Origin for canola

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