One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- another term for rape
- ‘The quotas on soybean oil, palm oil and colza oil are scheduled to be removed by January 2006.’
- ‘However, these animal- and plant-derived oils, such as colza, olive, and spermaceti, were generally of such weight and viscosity that they would travel only one to two inches up a wick.’
- ‘In a bowl, whisk together fromage blanc, creme fraiche, flour, egg and colza oil; season to taste with nutmeg, salt and white pepper.’
Early 18th century: from Walloon French kolza, from Low German kōlsāt, Dutch koolzaad, from kool ‘cole’ + zaad ‘seed’.
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