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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.]
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(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 (Crambe abyssinica Hochst) is an oilseed species that can have up to 38% of oil content in its seeds (Pitol et al., 2010).
Finally, although the preponderance of information concerns canola protection, there are some 'miscellaneous' chapters devoted to mustard, camelina, and crambe.
The second-crop production system used common oat (A vena sativa), common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), castor bean (Ricinus communis), grain sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), and crambe (Crambe abyssinica) in each sequential off-season during 2007-11, respectively.
Gyda llaw, un o'r planhigion y gwnaiff y lindys eu bwyta ar yr arfordir ydi'r ysgedd arfor (Crambe maritima; Sea-Kale).
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We've got bare-rooted verbascums and anchusa to go into the garden now that can be raided for material and Crambe cordifolia and a few oriental poppies in the ground which should yield some good material.
There are a host of other minor perennial vegetables and herbs--for example Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), sea kale (Crambe maritima) or Chinese artichoke (Stachys affinis)--but none have the wide appeal of springtime asparagus.
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