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Definition of the noun canola

What does canola mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: canolas

  1. vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • synonym of canola: canola oil
    • more generic terms: oil / vegetable oil = any of a group of liquid edible fats that are obtained from plants
    • substance: oleic acid = a colorless oily liquid occurring as a glyceride; it is the major fatty acid in olive oil and canola oil

Alternative definition of the noun canola


  1. Trade name for rapeseed oil.


  1. Any of a number of cultivars of rapeseed (Brassica napus) and closely related field mustard (Brassica rapa) primarily grown in North America, which have a lower erucic acid and glucosinolate content than traditional rapeseed.


Canola refers to both an edible oil produced from the seed of any of several varieties of the rape plant, and to those plants, namely a cultivar of either rapeseed or field mustard/turnip rape. Consumption of the oil is common and does not cause harm in humans and livestock. It is also used as a source of biodiesel.

There are other foods with Canola in their name, like Canola Oil and Canola Harvest Soft Spread Margarine.


  1. Canola: In Irish mythology, Canola was the mythical inventor of the harp. After having an argument with her lover, she left his bed in the middle of the night to take a walk. She heard beautiful music and sat down, soon falling asleep. When she woke up the next morning, Canola realized the wind had created the music by blowing through partially rotted sinew still attached to a whale skeleton. She designed the harp based on this.
  2. Canola is a media center application for Maemo and Linux. Canola can play both local media, and remote media through the DAAP and UPnP protocols. It can also access other remote media like podcasts, and media services like YouTube and Flickr.

Phrases with Canola

  1. canola oil
  2. Lemairegisa Canola
  3. Species Lemairegisa Canola

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Canola

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Google previewThe National Agricultural Directory 2011 (2010)

Canola is an oilseed crop that is mainly grown in the South Western Cape, but farmers north are also starting to plant canola.

not compete with food crops like maize and wheat • Canola is a dry land crop, and so low winter rain is adequate.

Google previewApplied Food Protein Chemistry (2014)

by Zeynep Ustunol

Canola is an oilseed crop, whose production has grown rapidly over the past 40 years. Currently, canola is the second largest oil crop and source of edible oil in the world (USDA, 2012). At one time rapeseed oil was used as lamp oil and a ...

Google previewExploring Agriscience (2017)

by Dr. Ray V. Herren

The name canola is a combination of “can” for Canada and “ola” meaning oil. It is widely produced in the United...

Google previewAgricultural Prairies (2015)

Natural Resources and Crop Productivity by K. R. Krishna

Canola is an important oilseed crop grown in many regions of Great Plains of USA. It is a prominent crop in Northern Plains, Kansas, and Nebraska (Boyles et al., 2003; Nielsen, 2004).

Google previewValorization of Food Processing By-Products (2012)

by M. Chandrasekaran

Canola is the name for the edible oil crop that is characterized by low erucic acid, with less than 2% erucic acid and less than 30 μmol/g oil-extracted, air-dried meal glucosinolates. Industrial rapeseed has high erucic acid content, with more ...

Google previewDashama's 3 Stage Energy & Detox Diet Program

Note: Canola is the single most toxic of all plant oils. It is the source of Mustard Gas, which blisters when in contact with the skin. Farmers love to grow it because it is itself an insecticide preventing any bugs from coming near it. Can you believe ...

Google previewThe Key West Diet (2006)

A Self-Help, Weight-Control Strategy

Canola is a variety of the rapeseed plant. Rapeseed oil is highly acidic, but the Canola variety, developed and trademarked in Canada, is grown without the acid , hence its name— CANadian Oil Less Acid— commonly referred to now as ...

Google previewCulinary Birds (2013)

The Ultimate Poultry Cookbook by John Ash

Canola is a good all- purpose oil for frying because of its relatively high smoke point and neutralflavor. 2. The right temperature. The sweet spot for frying is 350°F to 375°F (176°C to ...

Google previewGuy Fieri Food (Enhanced Edition) (2011)

More Than 150 Off-the-Hook Recipes by Guy Fieri, Ann Volkwein

Canola is the heavy hitter ...

Google previewArtisan Breads at Home (2010)

by Eric Kastel, Cathy Charles, Culinary Institute of America

Canola is a good, flavorless choice. Shortening is 100 percent fat—an engineered product that con- tains no water. It got its name by the purpose it serves, to “shorten” strands of gluten by coating them with fat. Shortening was originally ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

Identification: Unhydrogenated canola oil exhibits the following composition profile of fatty acids. Natural sources Acid value: Not more than 6. Cold test: Passes test. Color (AOCS- Wesson): Not more than 1.5 red/15 yellow.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cultivated Plants (2013)

From Acacia to Zinnia by Christopher Cumo

Like palm and soy, canola is also a major source of oil for biodiesel production. Biodiesel is produced from plant oils through transesterification, an industrial refinery process in which the oil reacts with an alcohol to remove the glycerin.

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2017)

by Dolf De Rovira, Sr.

Camu camu or Myrciaria dubia Canola Oil or Brassica napus Capsaicin or trans‐8‐ methyl‐N‐vanillyl‐5 nonenamide Used as an inhalant to treat cold and flu symptoms however, overuse has been seen to cause health problems if ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Justice (2012)

by Deen K. Chatterjee

Although Schmeiser did not purchase or use Monsanto's Roundup Ready seeds, Roundup Ready canola was discovered in Schmeiser's crops and Monsanto sued him for patent infringement. Schmeiser defended the claim on the basis that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Animal Science (Print) (2004)

by Wilson G. Pond

color Canola, cottona Rice,a soybeansa Corn Alfalfa,a canola, corn, cotton, lettucea soybeans, sugar beetsa Turf grass,a wheat Corna Strawberriesa Corn Corn ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets

Canola oil is one of the few oils that contain omega-3 fatty acids. The name canola was derived from the words Canada and oil. The source of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Foods (2002)

A Guide to Healthy Nutrition by Experts from Dole Food Company, Experts from The Mayo Clinic, Experts from UCLA Center for H

Oils Cooking Oils Canola Oil Canola oil is a bland-tasting oil made from rapeseed. Its health advantages over other oils has made it a popular choice in the United States, although it is also used around the world. Elsewhere, it may be referred ...

Google previewThe Wizard of Food's Encyclopedia of Kitchen & Cooking Secrets (2010)

by Myles H. Bader

Canola oil is one of the few oils that contain omega-3 fatty acids. The name canola was derived from the words Canada and oil. The source of ...

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