dyer's rocket

Origin of dyer's rocket

First recorded in 1860–65; cultivated for a yellow dye
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British Dictionary definitions for dyer's rocket

dyer's rocket

noun
  1. a Eurasian resedaceous plant, Reseda luteola, with a spike of yellowish-green flowers and long narrow leaves: formerly cultivated as the source of a yellow dye, used with woad to make Lincoln greenAlso called: weld
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