eruca

noun
eru·​ca | \ ə̇ˈrükə \

Definition of eruca

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

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History and Etymology for eruca

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 7 Mar. 2021.

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