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Cognate to rocket (“plant”).
- One of three yellowish-flowered Mediterranean herbs of the mustard family with flavoured leaves, often eaten in salads. Has a distinct, peppery flavor:
- (herb): rugola, rugula, garden rocket, rocket
- (Eruca sativa): garden rocket, rocket, eruca, rocketsalad, salad rocket, rucola, rucoli, rugula, colewort, roquette
- (Diplotaxis tenuifolia): perennial wall-rocket