Origin of colza
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We have the Dutch form in colza, which comes, through French, from Du.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
Wheat, oats, barley, colza and potatoes are the chief crops.
The oil of the colza is much used in Europe, and highly prized.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
Horse beans, planted a few weeks before, were well up; colza also was pretty forward.In the Heart of Vosges
Colza, kol′za, n. a kind of cabbage whose seeds yield oil for lamps.
- another name for rape 2
C18: via French (Walloon) kolzat from Dutch koolzaad, from kool cabbage, cole + zaad seed
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