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wall rocket

Syllabification: wall rock·et

Definition of wall rocket in English:

noun

A yellow-flowered European plant that resembles mustard and emits a foul smell when crushed.
  • Diplotaxis muralis, family Brassicaceae
Example sentences
  • The perennial wall rocket can be easily mistaken for the Wild Turnip at first glance because the yellow flowers and slender fruit pods are very similar.
  • There were some interesting flowers here, including the yellow, rather wallflower-like wall rocket - of which I failed to get a decent photo.
  • Wild arugula (also called wall rocket; botanically Diplotaxis muralis) has small, fleshy leaves and tastes peppery, clean, and sharp.

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