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rape Plant grown for animal fodder and for its small, black seeds, which yield rape oil, used industrially as a lubricant. It has curly, blue-green leaves, small, yellow flowers and slender seed pods. Family Brassicaceae; genus Brassica.
rape2 turnip; plant producing oil-seed. XIV. — L. rāpum, rāpa turnip, obscurely rel. to Gr. rhápus, rháphus turnip, OSl. rěpa, OHG. ruoba turnip.
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