Oilseed
Oilseed Oil"seed`, n. (Bot.) (a) Seed from which oil is expressed, as the castor bean; also, the plant yielding such seed. See {Castor bean}. (b) A cruciferous herb ({Camelina sativa}). (c) The sesame. [1913 Webster]

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  • oilseed — ► NOUN ▪ any of a number of seeds from cultivated crops yielding oil, e.g. rape, peanut, or cotton …   English terms dictionary

  • oilseed — [oil′sēd΄] n. any seed grown commercially for its oil, as cottonseed or rapeseed …   English World dictionary

  • oilseed — noun Date: 1562 a seed or crop (as flaxseed) grown mainly for oil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oilseed — /oyl seed /, n. any of several seeds, as the castor bean, sesame, or cottonseed, from which an oil is expressed. [1555 65; OIL + SEED] * * * …   Universalium

  • oilseed — noun a) The seed of any of several plants which are used commercially as a source of vegetable oil b) The plant that yields such seed …   Wiktionary

  • oilseed — n. seed from which oil is extracted (such as a cotton seed) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • oilseed — noun any of a number of seeds from cultivated crops yielding oil, e.g. rape, peanut, or cotton …   English new terms dictionary

  • oilseed — oil•seed [[t]ˈɔɪlˌsid[/t]] n. pln any of several seeds, as the castor bean, sesame, or cottonseed, from which an oil is expressed • Etymology: 1555–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • oilseed — /ˈɔɪlsid/ (say oylseed) noun any of several seeds, as linseed, rapeseed, etc., which yield oil …   Australian English dictionary

  • oilseed — noun any of several seeds that yield oil • Syn: ↑oil rich seed • Hypernyms: ↑seed • Hyponyms: ↑castor bean, ↑cottonseed, ↑candlenut, ↑rapeseed, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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