Broom rape
Rape Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. "ra`pys, "ra`fys, G. r["u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a limited extent for the food of cage birds. [1913 Webster]

Note: These plants, with the edible turnip, have been variously named, but are all now believed to be derived from the {Brassica campestris} of Europe, which by some is not considered distinct from the wild stock ({Brassica oleracea}) of the cabbage. See {Cole}. [1913 Webster]

{Broom rape}. (Bot.) See {Broom rape}, in the Vocabulary.

{Rape cake}, the refuse remaining after the oil has been expressed from the rape seed.

{Rape root}. Same as {Rape}.

{Summer rape}. (Bot.) See {Colza}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • broom|rape — «BROOM RAYP, BRUM », noun. any one of various parasitic, leafless herbs which live on the roots of broom, furze, clover, and the like. ╂[partial translation of Medieval Latin rapum genistae knob or excrescence of broom] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Broom rape — (Bot.) A genus ({Orobanche}) of parasitic plants of Europe and Asia. They are destitute of chlorophyll, have scales instead of leaves, and spiked flowers, and grow attached to the roots of other plants, as furze, clover, flax, wild carrot, etc.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • naked broom rape — noun : a cancer root (Orobanche uniflora) that occurs chiefly in eastern No. America and has broad minutely ciliolate corolla lobes …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rape — Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ra pys, ra fys, G. r[ u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a limited… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rape cake — Rape Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ra pys, ra fys, G. r[ u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rape root — Rape Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ra pys, ra fys, G. r[ u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broom — broom; broom·ie; broom·ing; broom·rape; broom·stick; …   English syllables

  • rape — broom·rape; rape; …   English syllables

  • Summer rape — Rape Rape, n. [L. rapa, rapum, akin to Gr. ra pys, ra fys, G. r[ u]be.] (Bot.) A name given to a variety or to varieties of a plant of the turnip kind, grown for seeds and herbage. The seeds are used for the production of rape oil, and to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glen Ridge rape — The Glen Ridge rape was an incident in Glen Ridge, New Jersey in 1989 in which a mentally handicapped girl was raped with a broomstick and a bat, by members of the Glen Ridge High School football team. This event attracted nationwide attention,… …   Wikipedia

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