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oilseed Line breaks: oil|seed
Pronunciation: /ˈɔɪlsiːd/

Definition of oilseed in English:


[mass noun]
Any of a number of seeds from cultivated crops yielding oil, e.g. rape, peanut, or cotton.
Example sentences
  • Crops such as oilseed and linseed which can be produced in bulk and processed quickly and efficiently may in future be modified to produce the anticoagulant hirudin which is found naturally in leeches.
  • The study predicts that the situation would become particularly critical for organic farming of the rape oilseed as well as for intensive production of conventional maize.
  • This non-invasive technique can be used to measure traits like protein, oil, starch, and moisture content in grain and oilseed.

Words that rhyme with oilseed

aniseed • birdseed • ragweed
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