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Definition of rocket
noun(also garden rocket or salad rocket)
- an edible Mediterranean plant of the cabbage family, sometimes eaten in salads. See also arugula.
- Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa, family Brassicaceae
late 15th century: from French roquette, from Italian ruchetta, diminutive of ruca, from Latin eruca 'downy-stemmed plant'