- 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.
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Examples from the Web for canola
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Each outlet goes through about 1,500 pounds of potatoes a day (which are fried in canola oil) and sells about 1,500 burgers.Don’t Flip Out, but Some Burger Chains Actually Pay Pretty Well
August 9, 2013
- a cooking oil extracted from a variety of rapeseed developed in Canada
C20: from Can (ada) + -ola, from oleum
Word Origin and History for canola
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