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rapeseed

Syllabification: rape·seed
Pronunciation: /ˈrāpˌsēd
 
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Definition of rapeseed in English:

noun

Seeds of the rape plant, used chiefly for oil. See rape2.
Example sentences
  • There were more entries in the card catalogue of the library on rapeseed than on rape, she writes.
  • For example, it was used to knock out a gene in rapeseed to make production of edible canola oil possible.
  • Transport fuel based on renewable oilseed crops such as soybeans and rapeseed also has potential.

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