eruca

noun

eru·​ca
ə̇ˈrükə
1
plural -s : caterpillar
2
capitalized [New Latin, from Latin] : a small genus of Old World herbs (family Cruciferae) distinguished by a short 4-angled silique see garden rocket

Word History

Etymology

Latin, caterpillar, garden rocket, perhaps from er hedgehog

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“Eruca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eruca. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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