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1. Any of several varieties of the rape plant having seeds containing oil that is very low in erucic acid and high in monounsaturated fatty acids.
2. An edible oil made from such a plant.

[Can(ada) o(il,) l(ow) a(cid).]


(Cookery) a cooking oil extracted from a variety of rapeseed developed in Canada
[C20: from Can(ada) + -ola, from oleum]


(ˈkæn l ə, kəˈnoʊ lə)

a variety of rapeseed containing an oil low in erucic acid.
[1975–80; Can(ada) o(il), l(ow) a(cid)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canola - vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids
vegetable oil, oil - any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
oleic acid - a colorless oily liquid occurring as a glyceride; it is the major fatty acid in olive oil and canola oil; used in making soap and cosmetics and ointments and lubricating oils
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Seed yield of canola was also significantly higher in its pure stand as compared to different intercropping treatments except four rows of wheat alternating with four rows of canola.
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In addition, the major fast food chains brag that they no longer have trans fats, but have switched to canola oil.
Over the next five years, $15 million in new research funding will be combined with industry contributions for a total of $20 million invested in canola research and innovation.
House Bill 2427, which passed the Democrat-controlled House on a bipartisan 37-22 vote and now heads to the Senate, would provide almost $700,000 in state money to Oregon State University to study the risks of canola cross-pollinating or spreading diseases or pests to other valley crops.
51%) was observed in the treatment with two rows each of sugarcane and canola.
A spokesman of the Punjab Agriculture department said on Tuesday, that in order to obtain good yield of canola, farmers must apply half quantity of urea fertilizer when the crop will be given first water and rest of it at the blossom of flower.
A spokesman for the Punjab agriculture department said on Wednesday, that in order to obtain good yield of canola, mustard farmers must apply half quantity of urea fertilizer when the crop would be given first water and rest of it at the blossom of flower.
They showed temperatures achieved when burning narrow canola windrows effectively killed sclerotinia stem rots primary inoculum source sclerotia - within the windrow.
An early maturity variety of canola (center) grows next to late maturity varieties in a trial at the UC ANR West Side Research and Extension Center near Five Points.
In laying hen nutrition, studies have shown that canola meal can replace partially (20-30%) soybean meal without affecting feed intake, production, size and quality of eggs (Ciurescu, 2009; Ismail, Al-Busadah, & El-Bahr, 2013).
The Canadian government would like to convince us otherwise, but I think we should consider canola oil poisonous.