[ kan-l-uh ]
/ ˈkæn l ə /


a variety of rapeseed 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

of unexplained orig. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for canola

/ (kəˈnəʊlə) /


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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