One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any of several annual larkspurs of the genus Consolida; especially C. ajacis (formerly included in the genus Delphinium), cultivated for its spikes of blue, pink, or white flowers.
Late 18th century. From rocket + larkspur, with reference to the rocket-like form of the flower spikes.
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