Eruca

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Eruca annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Eruca (Zoöl) An insect in the larval state; a caterpillar; a larva.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n eruca An insect in the larval state; a caterpillar.
    • n eruca [capitalized] [NL.] A small genus of cruciferous plants, of the mountains of Europe and central Asia. E. sativa is the garden-rocket, which when young and tender is frequently eaten as a salad, especially on the continent of Europe.
    • n eruca [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of univalve mollusks.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a caterpillar, also, a sort of colewort

Usage

In literature:

Physsalus Rondeletij or eruca marina physsaloides according to the icon of Rondeletius of very orient green and purple bristles.
"The Works of Sir Thomas Browne" by Thomas Browne
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