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a cake or mass of linseed, cottonseed, soybean, or the like, from which the oil has been extracted or expressed, used as food for livestock.
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Origin of oil cake
First recorded in 1735–45
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How to use oil cake in a sentence
So you can take it that barges what carry same as grain and oilcake and cement and bricks and such-like is mostly good too.A Floating Home|Cyril Ionides
Here, too, the bride's trustee; an oilcake-fed style of business-gentleman with mooney spectacles, and an object of much interest.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
If fat cattle are attacked, they should have their turnips sliced, with crushed oilcake and meal.Cattle and Cattle-breeders|William M'Combie
British Dictionary definitions for oil cake
stock feed consisting of compressed cubes made from the residue of the crushed seeds of oil-bearing crops such as linseed
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