rapeseed

(redirected from Oil seed rape)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to Oil seed rape: canola, Lorenzo oil

rapeseed

(rāp-sēd) [L. rapa, turnip]
The seed of Brassica campestris and other Brassica species, whose oil is used in the manufacture of lubricants and canola oil. The oil made from the seeds of the variety high in erucic acid is used as an industrial lubricant. Oil made from the seeds of the low-erucic-acid variety is relatively low in saturated fat and is commonly known as canola oil.

rapeseed

the seed of Target rape grown specifically for the seed and its oil.

rapeseed meal
as oil cake or meal after rapeseed oil is removed this is a high-protein feed supplement used in cattle. It can be goitrogenic because of its content of isothiocyanate but can be detoxified.
References in periodicals archive ?
Last year's harvest of oil seed rape grown since the ban was a bumper crop and another good crop was forecast for this year, said Mr de Zylva.
In total 16 sites in England, and two more in Scotland, will be sown with winter oil seed rape genetically modified to be tolerant to herbicide.
Dr Zonfrillo attacked the Government's policy after discovering oil seed rape growing on Scotland's Ailsa Craig, Firth of Clyde - 10 miles from the Ayrshire coast which has fields of the controversial crop.
Oil seed rape is great for people who like yellow, great for bees, great for agriculture.
The British agricultural industry has the technology to grow and utilise oil seed rape as an alternative fuel, which is renewable.
His body was found in a field of oil seed rape half a mile from Strathallan Airfield near Auchterarder in Perthshire.
Shirley Harrison, who owns New Craig Farm, near Daviot, Aberdeenshire, told Aberdeen Sheriff Court the protesters had destroyed the first Scottish trials of genetically modified oil seed rape.
But dozens of protesters, in white suits and masks, broke off from the main group, ran into a field and began ripping up the oil seed rape.
Bob Fiddaman says his land near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, is so sodden he cannot plant genetically-modified oil seed rape as planned.
Both companies will be contributing their significant oilseed rape portfolios, including gene pools, breeding materials, and oil seed rape products.
Greenfly attack farmers' crops such as cereals, sugar beet, potatoes and oil seed rape.
That is down to oil seed rape, it's all around us at home," explained Wane, who has 18 horses in training.