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can•o•la  (kanl ə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Agriculture, Plant Biologya variety of rapeseed that contains reduced levels of erucic acid, making its oil palatable for human consumption, and reduced levels of a toxic glucosin, making its meal desirable as a livestock feed.
  • of unexplained origin, originally


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canola /kəˈnəʊlə/ n
  1. a cooking oil extracted from a variety of rapeseed developed in Canada
Etymology: 20th Century: from Can( ada) + -ola, from oleum



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