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1 The Brassica napus, var. a of Linnæus, the Brassica asperifolia, var. α of Decandolles, the "navette" of the French. An oil is extracted from the seed, very similar to the Colza oil, extracted from the Brassica oleracea.
2 It is in reality of a blackish hue without, and white within.
3 See B. xxii. c. 73. Dioscorides speaks of the use of the wild rape for this purpose, B. ii. c. 135.
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