Definition of canola in English:


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Pronunciation: /kəˈnəʊlə


[mass noun]
Oilseed rape of a variety developed in Canada and grown in North America, which yields a valuable culinary oil.
More example sentences
  • Vos has been experimenting with different seeding rates per acre for field peas as well as trying out different varieties of canola.
  • The Swiss company, Bayer, had an application approved to grow genetically modified canola earlier this year.
  • An extra 200,000 hectares of canola could be grown under conservation farming practices.


1970s: from Canada + -ola (based on Latin oleum 'oil').

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