roquette

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French roquette.

Noun[edit]

roquette (usually uncountable, plural roquettes)

  1. A herb of the mustard family, with pungently flavored leaves often eaten in salads.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʁɔ.kɛt/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French roquette, borrowed from Italian rocchetta, from a diminutive form of rocca, from Lombardic rocko, rukka, from Proto-Germanic *rukkô.

Noun[edit]

roquette f (plural roquettes)

  1. rocket (weapon)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Italian ruchetta, diminutive of ruca, from Latin erūca.

Noun[edit]

roquette f (plural roquettes)

  1. rocket (UK, Australia, NZ); arugula (US) (plant)

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