dame's rocket

noun

: a Eurasian perennial plant (Hesperis matronalis) of the mustard family cultivated for its spikes of showy fragrant white or purplish flowers

called also dame's violet, rocket

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dargatz and his class even won the competition last year, pulling 2,110 pounds of garlic mustard and dame's rocket. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 June 2021 Aggressive dames Are there any non-invasive dame's rocket varieties, asks Nancy C. of Fort Wayne. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, 25 July 2019 All references indicate dame's rocket (Hesperis matronalis) is invasive. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, 25 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dame's rocket was circa 1900

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“Dame's rocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dame%27s%20rocket. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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