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[French, from Old French, roquete; see rocket2.]
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(Plants) another word for rocket21
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(əˈru gə lə)

a Mediterranean plant, Eruca vesicaria sativa, of the mustard family, having pungent leaves used esp. in salads. Also called rocket .
[1965–70; appar. < an Upper Italian form akin to Lombard arigola, Venetian rucola < Latin ērūca arugula]
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Noun1.roquette - erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tenderroquette - erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender
Eruca, genus Eruca - annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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References in classic literature ?
He walked slowly down the Rue de la Roquette. The count, dismissing his carriage, followed him about a hundred paces behind.
Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets, has reconfirmed Barentz as the preferred distribution partner for the Roquette food product range in Europe.
It was reported yesterday that Roquette, a plant-based ingredient manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Itacel, a Brazil-based pharmaceutical tablet maker.
ROQUETTE has opened a new pharmaceutical application development center at its site at Lestrem, France, expanding its services for excipients and active ingredients to the pharmaceutical industry.
Roquette has added a production unit dedicated to microalgae at its industrial site in Lestrem (Pas de Calais, France).
It was signed by Aurelie A., who identifies herself as a member of the Synagogue of La Roquette, which was besieged by a violent mob of between 200 and 300 people that celebrated Bastille Day by chanting violent, racist slogans, waving the banners of Hezbollah and Hamas, and attempting to storm the synagogue in what appears to have been an attempt at a new kind of communal terror against French Jews, who have been routinely targeted over the past decade by public insults, attacks, and beatings as well as a few gruesome murders.
This year, Roquette presented its global solutions at Vitafoods.
This resin, made from starch by Roquette, is a specific flexible grade.
24 June 2013 - US renewable oil and bioproducts specialist Solazyme Inc (NASDAQ:SZYM) said today it had agreed with French starch-derivatives company Roquette Freres SA to end their Solazyme Roquette Nutritionals LLC joint venture.
Roquette (mathematics, Ruprecht-Karls-U., Heidelberg) presents his articles on the history of number theory except those that are in his Collected Papers.
Reverdia, the joint venture between Royal DSM and Roquette Freres, has been formally approved by the relevant regulatory authorities.