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 for Brassica napus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brassica \Bras"si*ca\, prop. n. [L., cabbage.] (Bot.)
     A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties
     differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the
     common cabbage ({Brassica oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers,
     etc.; the wild turnip ({Brassica campestris); the common
     turnip ({Brassica rapa); the rape or coleseed ({Brassica
     napus), etc.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Brassica napus
      n 1: Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
           [syn: rape, colza, Brassica napus]

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