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rapeseed

[ reyp-seed ]

noun

  1. Also called rape. a plant, Brassica napus, of the mustard family, whose leaves are used as food for livestock.
  2. the seeds of this plant, which yield rapeseed oil.


rapeseed

/ ˈreɪpˌsiːd /

noun

  1. the seed of the rape plant


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rapeseed1

First recorded in 1525–35; rape 2 + seed
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Example Sentences

Meals begin with a glass of sparkling apple cider from nearby Ørbæk and a cakelike focaccia made with local rapeseed oil.

The bottom is strewed with sand, on which are cast rapeseed, chickweed, and such other food as they like.

Rapeseed and canary seed are considered the best and safest feed for canaries.

Besides this, give them a little scalded rapeseed, and a little rape and canary seed by itself.

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