Colza meaning

kŏlzə, kōl-
Any of several plants (genus Brassica) of the crucifer family, esp. rape, whose seeds yield an oil used in lubricants, salad dressings, etc.
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This oil.
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A variety of cabbage (Brassica oleracea), cultivated for its seeds, which yield an oil, valued for illuminating and lubricating purposes.
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Some other cole varieties.
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Origin of colza

  • French from Dutch koolzaad kool cabbage (from Middle Dutch cōle) (from Latin caulis) zaad seed (from Middle Dutch saet sē- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Dutch koolzaad, also (literally) 'cabbage seed', from Middle Dutch coolsaet, from kool (“cole”) + zaad (“seed”)

    From Wiktionary