oilseed definition

  • noun:
    • The seed of any of a few flowers that are made use of commercially as a source of vegetable oil
    • The plant that yields these types of seed
    • Seed from which oil is expressed, given that castor bean; also, the plant producing such seed. See castor-bean.
    • A cruciferous natural herb (Camelina sativa).
    • The sesame.
    • The seed of the Ricinus communis, or castor-oil plant; castor-bean.
    • The seed of Guizotia Abyssinica, a composite plant cultivated in India and Abyssinia due to its greasy seeds.
    • The plant gold-of-pleasure, Camelina sativa. Occasionally called Siberian oil-seed.
    • any one of a few seeds that yield oil

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