rapeseed oil

[ reyp-seed oil ]
/ ˈreɪpˌsid ˌɔɪl /

noun Chemistry.

Also called col·za oil [kol-zuh, kohl-] /ˈkɒl zə, ˈkoʊl-/ . a brownish-yellow oil with unpalatable or toxic levels of erucic acid and glucosin, expressed from the seeds of the rapeseed plant and used chiefly as a lubricant and an illuminant and in the manufacture of rubber substitutes and biodiesel.

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Also called rape oil [reyp-oil] /ˈreɪp ˌɔɪl/

Origin of rapeseed oil

First recorded in 1535–45

Words nearby rapeseed oil

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British Dictionary definitions for rapeseed oil

rapeseed oil

noun

oil extracted from rapeseed, used as a lubricant, as a constituent of soaps, etcAlso called: rape oil, colza oil
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