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(Plants) a seed from which oil is extracted



any of several seeds, as the castor bean, sesame, or cottonseed, from which an oil is expressed.
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Noun1.oilseed - any of several seeds that yield oil
castor bean - the toxic seed of the castor-oil plant; source of castor oil
cottonseed - seed of cotton plants; source of cottonseed oil
candlenut - seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes
rapeseed - seed of rape plants; source of an edible oil
seed - a small hard fruit
flaxseed, linseed - the seed of flax used as a source of oil
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India's government is facing mounting pressure to raise import duties on edible oils after farmers staged mass protests in key farm states amid a slump in oilseed prices to below government support levels.
The event, which takes place on February 3, is aimed at cereals and oilseed growers.
MULTAN -- Agriculture experts have underlined the need for increasing area under traditional oilseed crops' cultivation to bring self sufficiency in edible oil production and reduce country's annual edible oil import bill.
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Project scientists are looking for genetic traits in oilseeds that enhance fuel production and using those traits to develop new oilseed strains for biofuel.
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