1 (Also called)
arugula a Mediterranean cruciferous plant, Eruca sativa, having yellowish-white flowers and leaves used as a salad
2 any of several plants of the related genus Sisymbrium, esp. S. irio (London rocket), which grow on waste ground and have pale yellow flowers
yellow rocket any of several yellow-flowered plants of the related genus Barbarea, esp. B. vulgaris
sea rocket any of several plants of the related genus Cakile, esp. C. maritima, which grow along the seashores of Europe and North America and have mauve, pink, or white flowers
dame's rocket another name for →
dame's violet (See also)
dyer's rocket →
(C16: from French roquette, from Italian rochetta, from Latin eruca a caterpillar, hairy plant)
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