Canola

spring field of blooming rapeseed under a blue sky in the morning

Brassica napus subsp. napus

Synonyms:
Rapeseed
Rapeseed (Wikipedia)

Rapeseed
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Brassicales
Family:Brassicaceae
Genus:Brassica
Species:
B. napus
Binomial name
Brassica napus

Rapeseed (Brassica napus subsp. napus) is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed, which naturally contains appreciable amounts of erucic acid. Canola are a group of rapeseed cultivars which were bred to have very low levels of erucic acid and are especially prized for use for human and animal food. Rapeseed is the third-largest source of vegetable oil and the second-largest source of protein meal in the world.

Rapeseed fields


Canola (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Canola.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kəˈnoʊlə/
  • Rhymes: -əʊlə

Noun

canola (countable and uncountable, plural canolas)

  1. Any of a number of cultivars of rapeseed (Brassica napus) and closely related field mustard (Brassica rapa), which have a lower erucic acid and glucosinolate content than traditional rapeseed.
    • 1998, Phillip Thomas, U.S. Agricultural Trade: Canadian Wheat Issues
      The approach taken in this study was to compare the risk management costs of wheat to that of two non-cwb-marketed Canadian grains: flax and canola.
    • 1997, Ronald R. Marquardt, Zhengkang Han, Enzymes in Poultry and Swine Nutrition: proceedings of the first Chinese Symposium on Feed
      The carbohydrate component of canola
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