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colza oil

noun, Chemistry

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.
Also called rapeseed oil, colza oil.
Origin of rape oil
1535-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • colza-oil is yielded by rape-seed and olive-oil is extracted from ripe olives.

    Artificial Light M. Luckiesh
British Dictionary definitions for colza-oil

colza oil

the oil obtained from the seeds of the rape plant and used in making lubricants and synthetic rubber
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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