Definition of Eruca
1. Noun. Annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region.
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Brassicaceae, Cruciferae, Family Brassicaceae, Family Cruciferae, Mustard Family
Member holonyms: Arugula, Eruca Sativa, Eruca Vesicaria Sativa, Garden Rocket, Rocket, Rocket Salad, Roquette
Definition of Eruca
1. n. An insect in the larval state; a caterpillar; a larva.
Medical Definition of Eruca
Origin: L, a caterpillar, also, a sort of colewort.
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Literary usage of Eruca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1754)
"Ç. eruca major fat iva annua, ... eruca Ja five, foliis magi s dijj'.flis. Hort.Edin. Garden Rocket, with deeply-cut Leaves. ..."
2. Curiosities of Medical Experience by John Gideon Millingen (1839)
"BRASSICA eruca, OR THE ROCKET PLANT. THIS plant, now in total disuse, was considered by the ancients as a most powerful aphrodisiac, and consecrated to ..."
3. The Ottawa Naturalist by Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club (1907)
"ANOTHER LOCALITY FOR eruca SATIVA. ... THE OTTAWA NATURALIST, of the discovery of the European plant eruca saliva, in two widely separated parts of Canada, ..."
4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"This plant (eruca saliva Lam.) is a common weed in Southern Europe and India. The seeds are usually yellow, but occasionally are red- yellow or mottled with ..."
5. British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from by Owen Williams (1828)
"Not more surprising than the transformation of an eruca to a chrysalis, ... Give ye joy, my dear fellow ! the nymph, the eruca and the chrysalis, ..."
6. British Phaenogamous Botany, Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by William Baxter by William Baxter (1843)
"eruca lútea seu Barbarea, Kay's Syn. p. 297. LOCALITIES.—In moist waste places, about hedges, banks of ditches, and in marshy meadows ; frequent. Perennial. ..."