Canola

spring field of blooming rapeseed under a blue sky in the morning

Brassica napus subsp. napus

Synonyms:
Rapeseed
Canola (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Canola.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˈnoʊlə/
  • Rhymes: -əʊlə

Noun

canola (countable and uncountable, plural canolas)

  1. Any of a number of cultivars of rapeseed (Brassica napus) and closely related field mustard (Brassica rapa), which have a lower erucic acid and glucosinolate content than traditional rapeseed.
    • 1998, Phillip Thomas, U.S. Agricultural Trade: Canadian Wheat Issues
      The approach taken in this study was to compare the risk management costs of wheat to that of two non-cwb-marketed Canadian grains: flax and canola.
    • 1997, Ronald R. Marquardt, Zhengkang Han, Enzymes in Poultry and Swine Nutrition: proceedings of the first Chinese Symposium on Feed
      The carbohydrate component of canola
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