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[mass noun] Any of a number of seeds from cultivated crops yielding oil, e.g. rape, peanut, or cotton.
- ‘This non-invasive technique can be used to measure traits like protein, oil, starch, and moisture content in grain and oilseed.’
- ‘Yet another genetically-modified crop is in the offing, and this time for controlling aflatoxin levels in groundnut, the country's largest produced oilseed.’
- ‘The company, which has been based in Barlby Road, Selby, for almost 80 years, blames lack of demand for oilseed and a fiercely competitive market.’
- ‘Crops such as oilseed and linseed which can be produced in bulk and processed quickly and efficiently may in future be modified to produce the anticoagulant hirudin which is found naturally in leeches.’
- ‘One of our companions was astonished to find that the local Afghans only used flax as an oilseed, and had never heard of linen.’
- ‘Meanwhile, the EU lets oilseed enter the market duty free, but imposes high duties on processed oils from Indonesia and Malaysia.’
- ‘Approval would allow the genetically modified oilseed to be grown in Britain.’
- ‘Hides and skins are the second largest export, followed by pulses, oilseed, gold, and chat.’
- ‘The study predicts that the situation would become particularly critical for organic farming of the rape oilseed as well as for intensive production of conventional maize.’
- ‘The black oilseed, well-suited to the production of sunflower oil, is especially attractive to birds because they spread the rich oil over their feathers to keep them warm and dry.’
- ‘The year after they introduced their seeds, Taylor switched from canola to flax, a different kind of oilseed.’
- ‘Evidently there isn't enough land in the UK to grow oilseed for bio-fuel even to meet the EU 2020 target and to grow crops to feed people.’
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