rape oil

noun Chemistry.

a brownish-yellow oil obtained by expression from rapeseed and used chiefly as a lubricant, an illuminant, and in the manufacture of rubber substitutes.

Origin of rape oil

First recorded in 1535–45
Also called rapeseed oil, colza oil.

Definition for colza oil (2 of 2)

colza oil

noun Chemistry.

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  • Colza-oil is yielded by rape-seed and olive-oil is extracted from ripe olives.

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British Dictionary definitions for colza oil

colza oil


the oil obtained from the seeds of the rape plant and used in making lubricants and synthetic rubber
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