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[French, from Old French, roquete; see rocket2.]


(Plants) another word for rocket21


(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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Roquette, a French specialty food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients firm, has broken ground on its new pea-protein manufacturing plant in Portage la Prairie in Manitoba, Canada.
It was reported yesterday that Roquette, a plant-based ingredient manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Itacel, a Brazil-based pharmaceutical tablet maker.
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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.
The technical partnership of the company with Roquette allowed it to develop an entire line of fabrics coated with bio-based TPOs that are free of phthalates and PVCs.
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.
Reverdia, the joint venture between Royal DSM and Roquette Freres, has been formally approved by the relevant regulatory authorities.
Roquette and Rhodia Acetow have signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) to develop new plant-based polymers.
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The aid will be granted to a joint venture between Roquette Freres, a Belgian company, Electricite de Strasbourg and Caisse des Depots et Consignations.