Definition of colza in English:

colza

noun

another term for rape
  • ‘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.’
  • ‘The quotas on soybean oil, palm oil and colza oil are scheduled to be removed by January 2006.’
  • ‘In a bowl, whisk together fromage blanc, creme fraiche, flour, egg and colza oil; season to taste with nutmeg, salt and white pepper.’

Origin

Early 18th century from Walloon French kolza, from Low German kōlsāt, Dutch koolzaad, from kool ‘cole’ + zaad ‘seed’.

Pronunciation

colza

/ˈkɒlzə/