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.
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British Dictionary definitions for rapeseed oil

rapeseed oil


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