Dyer's 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dyer's rocket — Dyer Dy er, n. One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like. [1913 Webster] {dyer s rocket}, {Dyer s weed}. Same as {Dyer s broom}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer's-rocket — dažinė razeta statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Razetinių šeimos dažinis augalas (Reseda luteola), paplitęs Viduržemio pajūrio srityje. atitikmenys: lot. Reseda luteola angl. dyer s rocket; weld; wild mignonette vok. Färberkraut; Färberwau… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dyer's rocket — noun European mignonette cultivated as a source of yellow dye; naturalized in North America • Syn: ↑dyer s mignonette, ↑weld, ↑Reseda luteola • Hypernyms: ↑reseda • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Reseda …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyer's-rocket — dyˈer s rockˈet, dyˈer s weld or dyˈer s yellˈowweed noun A plant (Reseda luteola), related to mignonette, yielding a yellow dye • • • Main Entry: ↑dye …   Useful english dictionary

  • dyer's rocket — weld2. [1860 65; cultivated for a yellow dye] * * * …   Universalium

  • dyer's rocket — noun another term for weld2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • dyer's rocket — /daɪəz ˈrɒkət/ (say duyuhz rokuht) noun a biennial herb, Reseda luteola, with long spikes of yellowish or green flowers, widespread in Europe and western Asia and formerly cultivated for a yellow dye it contains …   Australian English dictionary

  • dyer's broom — dyer s broom, dyer s broom dyer s broom . small Eurasian shrub ({Genista tinctoria}) having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as weed in England and U.S.; sometimes grown as an ornamental. Syn: woodwaxen, dyer s greenweed, dyer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyer's-broom — dyer s broom, dyer s broom dyer s broom . small Eurasian shrub ({Genista tinctoria}) having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as weed in England and U.S.; sometimes grown as an ornamental. Syn: woodwaxen, dyer s greenweed, dyer… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dyer's weed — Dyer Dy er, n. One whose occupation is to dye cloth and the like. [1913 Webster] {dyer s rocket}, {Dyer s weed}. Same as {Dyer s broom}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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