Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Thu Feb 14 23:57:49 UTC 2008

And now rapeseed oil has been delicately renamed, for commercial purposes, "canola" oil--right?


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>Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 16:42:15 -0500
>From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>

>It was widely known as "rape" for awhile, but now that it's become more popular*, it's more usually either (broccoli) rabe, raab, or rapini, for obvious orthographic reasons.  (Many dictionaries still list it only under "rape".)  Similarly, "rapeseed oil" seems to have taken over for "rape oil".

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