One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A mass of compressed linseed or other plant material left after oil has been extracted, used as fodder or fertilizer.
- ‘When the process was finished, the meal in the sack had become so highly compressed that when taken out it was found to be converted into a compact oilcake.’
- ‘The by-product, about 150 kg of oilcakes, is sold as bio-fertiliser at Rs 4 per kg.’
- ‘Cattle fed on food like oilcake, a much richer source of calories than the grass they evolved to metabolize, matured earlier and gained weight faster.’
- ‘Nothing is yet known of the impact on animal health when oilcake from biotech cotton or fodder from biotech corn is consumed as cattle feed.’
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