canola

[kan-l-uh]
noun
a variety of rapeseed that contains reduced levels of erucic acid, making its oil palatable for human consumption, and reduced levels of a toxic glucosin, making its meal desirable as a livestock feed.

Origin:
of unexplained orig.

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canola (kəˈnəʊlə)
 
n
a cooking oil extracted from a variety of rapeseed developed in Canada
 
[C20: from Can(ada) + -ola, from oleum]

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Word Origin & History

canola
"rapeseed," a euphemistic name coined 1978, supposedly involving Canada, where it was developed, and oil.
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Example sentences
Canola pollen can waft spliced genes more than a mile, and common crops can
  hybridize with completely unrelated weeds.
Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the remaining tablespoon of
  canola oil.
Oil crops, such as canola and corn, are harvested for consumption or industrial
  uses.
Even weeds relative of canola requires surface water and fertilizer.
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