Definition of Gold of pleasure
1. Noun. Annual European false flax having small white flowers; cultivated since Neolithic times as a source of fiber and for its oil-rich seeds; widely naturalized in North America.
Generic synonyms: Crucifer, Cruciferous Plant
Group relationships: Camelina, False Flax, Genus Camelina
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Literary usage of Gold of pleasure
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1. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1878)
"The oil, although sweet and pure at first, is very apt to become rancid, and is less valued than that of rapeseed or colza; the seeds of Gold of Pleasure ..."
2. Chambers's Encyclopædia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People by Chambers, W. and R., publ (1876)
"gold of pleasure ... the seeds of Gold of Pleasure are often mixed with rape- seed for the production of oil The value of the plant in agriculture depends ..."
3. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1851)
"The gold of pleasure has been cultivated by several practical agriculturists, who highly approve of the new plant. For all these reasons, it is to be hoped ..."
4. British Farmer's Magazine (1848)
"It has been reported by some persons of little skill or knowledge that the "gold of pleasure" is nothing but a " bastard flax. ..."
5. A Series of Letters on the Improved Mode in the Cultivation and Management by James Hill Dickson (1846)
"gold of pleasure FLAX.—This article I have not seen; but as a report of it appears in our Journals, I give it as it appeared in the Agricultural Gazette. ..."
6. On the Cultivation of Flax: The Fattening of Cattle with Native Produce by John Warnes (1847)
"CONTROVERSY ON THE SIR, 'gold of pleasure." I observe that several of your correspondents mistake the plant called Camelina sativa, ..."
7. The Dictionary of Trade Products, Manufacturing, and Technical Terms: With a by Peter Lund Simmonds (1858)
"... GOLD-PEN MAKER, a manufacturer of pens with iridium points lor writing, or of gilded metal or imitation-gold pens. gold of pleasure, tlie ..."