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Any of certain Old World annual plants of the genus Crambe in the mustard family, cultivated for their seeds, which yield a useful oil.

[Latin crambē, cabbage, from Greek krambē.]


(Plants) any plant of the Crambe genus of the Brassicaceae family native to Europe, eastern Africa, and central and southern Asia
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Noun1.Crambe - annual or perennial herbs with large leaves that resemble the leaves of cabbages
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, family Brassicaceae, family Cruciferae, mustard family - a large family of plants with four-petaled flowers; includes mustards, cabbages, broccoli, turnips, cresses, and their many relatives
Crambe maritima, sea cole, sea kale - perennial of coastal sands and shingles of northern Europe and Baltic and Black Seas having racemes of small white flowers and large fleshy blue-green leaves often used as potherbs
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Crambe cordifolia, closely related to our native Seakale - Crambe maritima - has a giant round umbel of small creamy flowers, adored by bees.
Nos ultimos anos, o interesse por oleaginosas com potencial para a producao de biodiesel esta sendo intensificado, dentre elas destacam-se o girassol (Helianthus annuus) e o crambe (Crambe abyssinica Hoechst).
The additives would be made from the predominant fat molecules--triglycerides--in natural oils of familiar crops like soybean, corn, or canola or from lesser-knowns like pennycress, camelina, and crambe.
The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota today announced a $1 million project at Tesoro's Mandan, North Dakota, oil refinery that will evaluate renewable oil refining technologies for commercial production of diesel, jet, and other fuels and chemicals using local oilseed crops, such as crambe.
South Cone is focused on jatropha plantations but also develops short rotation crops such as sunflower, crambe and castor to secure ongoing revenue stream.
Guy (1999) observed that Brassica crops such as mustard, canola, and crambe are excellent rotation crops and provide large amount of crop residue that is important for erosion control.
COI sequences from four other poecilosclerid species were used: Iotrochota birotulata (AY561963), Diacarnus spinipoculum (AY561975), Crambe crambe (AF526297 and AF526298), and Microciona prolifera (AJ704978).
Hill has also most usefully identified the true subjects of a number of the best-known watercolours, especially the view of Crambe Beck Bridge, near Kirkham (Victoria and Albert Museum), previously misidentified as a portrayal of Chirk Aqueduct (Fig.
Start with white lilac and foxgloves, philadelphus and lilies, great cumulus clouds of crambe and gypsophila and then squeeze in as many white roses as you can.
A strong nonrandom pattern was found in the interspecific associations, which was mostly due to negative associations between the sponge Crambe crambe and other sponges in its community.
Crambe oil, presently in commercial development, has similar fatty acids to rapeseed oil and was compared alongside it.
Engineers at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign have been working with oils from corn, peanuts, castor, cottonseed, crambe, linseed, soybeans, rapeseed, sunflowers, sesame and safflower.