any of several , as the castor bean, sesame, or cottonseed, from which an is expressed.
- Oilseed cake
noun a compacted mixture of the meal remaining after vegetable oil has been extracted from seeds such as cottonseed and groundnut and used as animal feed or fertilizer; also called oilcake Word Origin 1850
- Oil-seed rape
noun 1. another name for rape2
noun, Geology. 1. a black or dark-brown shale or siltstone rich in bitumens, from which shale oil is obtained by destructive distillation. noun 1. a fine-grained shale containing oil, which can be extracted by heating oil shale A fine-grained black or dark brown shale containing hydrocarbons in the form of kerogen. When heated, oil shale […]
noun 1. a smooth area on the surface of water caused by the presence of oil. noun 1. a mass of floating oil covering an area of water, esp oil that has leaked or been discharged from a ship