dame's rocket

noun

Definition of dame's rocket

: 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

Examples of dame's rocket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aggressive dames Are there any non-invasive dame's rocket varieties, asks Nancy C. of Fort Wayne. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Common problems challenge gardeners," 25 July 2019 All references indicate dame's rocket (Hesperis matronalis) is invasive. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier Gardener: Common problems challenge gardeners," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of dame's rocket

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Dame's rocket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dame%27s%20rocket. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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