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[les-kuh-rel-uh, ley-kuh-] /ˌlɛs kəˈrɛl ə, ˌleɪ kə-/
any of various plants of the genus Lesquerella, of the mustard family, having rosettes of simple, hairy leaves, small yellow flowers, and inflated pods, and yielding a seed oil similar to castor oil.
Also called bladderpod.
Origin of lesquerella
< New Latin, named after Leo Lesquereux (died 1889), Swiss-born U.S. paleobotanist; see -ella Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Use of lesquerella offers a savings in energy and an increase in yield without unwanted by-products.

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