Sea rocket
Rocket Rock"et, n. [F. roquette (cf. Sp. ruqueta, It ruchetta), fr. L. eruca.] (Bot.) (a) A cruciferous plant ({Eruca sativa}) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad. (b) Damewort. (c) Rocket larkspur. See below. [1913 Webster]

{Dyer's Rocket}. (Bot.) See {Dyer's broom}, under {Broom}.

{Rocket larkspur} (Bot.), an annual plant with showy flowers in long racemes ({Delphinium Ajacis}).

{Sea rocket} (Bot.), either of two fleshy cruciferous plants ({Cakile maritima} and {Cakile Americana}) found on the seashore of Europe and America.

{Yellow rocket} (Bot.), a common cruciferous weed with yellow flowers ({Barbarea vulgaris}). [1913 Webster]


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  • sea rocket — noun : a plant of the genus Cakile * * * sea rocket noun A fleshy cruciferous seaside plant (genus Cakile) • • • Main Entry: ↑sea …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea rocket — ▪ plant       any of about seven species of plants constituting the genus Cakile, of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), native to seashore regions of North America, Eurasia, western Asia, and Australia, and to central Arabian deserts. C. maritima …   Universalium

  • sea rocket — /ˈsi rɒkət/ (say see rokuht) noun any succulent plant of the genus Cakile which occurs on coastal sand, especially C. maritima …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea-rocket — noun salt tolerant seashore annual grown for its fragrant rose or violet flowers and fleshy grey green foliage • Syn: ↑Cakile maritima • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Cakile, ↑genus Cakile …   Useful english dictionary

  • american sea rocket — noun Usage: usually capitalized A : a fleshy herb (Cakile edentula) with purplish flowers and jointed pods found on seabeaches …   Useful english dictionary

  • rocket — rocket1 [räk′it] n. [It rocchetta, spool or bobbin, rocket, orig. dim. of rocca, distaff < OHG roccho, distaff: from the resemblance in shape] 1. any of various devices, typically cylindrical, containing liquid or solid propellants which when… …   English World dictionary

  • Rocket — Rock et, n. [F. roquette (cf. Sp. ruqueta, It ruchetta), fr. L. eruca.] (Bot.) (a) A cruciferous plant ({Eruca sativa}) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad. (b) Damewort. (c) Rocket larkspur. See below. [1913 Webster] {Dyer s Rocket}. (Bot.) See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rocket larkspur — Rocket Rock et, n. [F. roquette (cf. Sp. ruqueta, It ruchetta), fr. L. eruca.] (Bot.) (a) A cruciferous plant ({Eruca sativa}) sometimes eaten in Europe as a salad. (b) Damewort. (c) Rocket larkspur. See below. [1913 Webster] {Dyer s Rocket}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea Launch — is a spacecraft launch service that uses a mobile sea platform for equatorial launches of commercial payloads on specialized Zenit 3SL rockets. As of July 2008 it had assembled and launched 28 rockets with two failures and one partial failure.The …   Wikipedia

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