canola


canola

noun

  1. 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.

noun

  1. a cooking oil extracted from a variety of rapeseed developed in Canada
n.

“rapeseed,” a euphemistic name coined 1978, supposedly involving Canada, where it was developed, and the root of oil (n.).

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