Dame's violet

dame's rocket

noun
a Eurasian plant, Hesperis matronalis, of the mustard family, having loose clusters of four-petalled purple or white fragrant flowers.
Also called dame's violet.
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dame's violet, dame's rocket or damewort (ˈdeɪmˌwɜːt)
 
n
a Eurasian hairy perennial plant, Hesperis matronalis, cultivated in gardens for its mauve or white fragrant flowers: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
 
dame's rocket, dame's rocket or damewort
 
n
 
damewort, dame's rocket or damewort
 
n

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dame's violet

(Hesperis matronalis), Eurasian plant of the mustard family (Brassicaceae) that is widely naturalized in North America and Great Britain. A garden ornamental with flowers of violet-like fragrance, dame's rocket reaches about 90 cm (3 feet) in height. It bears narrow, toothed leaves and upright spires of four-petaled, usually distinctly veined, flowers of lilac, purple, or sometimes white.

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