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colza

[ kol-zuh, kohl- ]

colza

/ ˈkɒlzə /

noun

  1. another name for rape 2


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Word History and Origins

Origin of colza1

First recorded in 1705–15; from French, from Dutch koolzaad, equivalent to kool “cabbage” + zaad “seed”; cole, seed
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Word History and Origins

Origin of colza1

C18: via French (Walloon) kolzat from Dutch koolzaad, from kool cabbage, cole + zaad seed
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Example Sentences

In France an oil is burned called Colza oil, expressed from the seeds of a species of wild cabbage.

The colza was thin; the oats only middling; and the corn sold very badly on account of its smell.

Oil of colza, is obtained from the seeds of brassica campestris, to the amount of 39 per cent.

Miss Colza she could have treated with perfect indifference—could even have taken her down into the kitchen with her.

But now they descended, each gentleman taking his allotted lady, and Colza's voice was again heard.

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