Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An insect in the larval state; a caterpillar.
- n. [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. [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of univalve mollusks.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) An insect in the larval state; a caterpillar; a larva.
- n. annual to perennial herbs of the Mediterranean region
- Latin, a caterpillar; also, a sort of colewort. (Wiktionary)
“The bleak coastal Magdalena Plain's only conspicuous endemic plant is the weird creeping devil cactus (Stenocereus eruca), but inland the rocky slopes are rich and dense with trees, succulent shrubs, and cacti.”
“It's of the eruca genus, unlike lettuce whose genus is -”
“Excuse me, but arugula (eruca sativa) is NOT lettuce!”
“That called by the Latins eruca is now often added to the former. —”
“The plant Rocket (_Brasica eruca_) has likewise been especially celebrated by the ancient poets for possessing the virtue of restoring vigour to the sexual organs, on which account it was consecrated to and sown around, the statue of Priapus; thus Columella says: --”
“The aurelia, after its first stage as an eruca or caterpillar, lies for a season in a manner dead, and is inclosed in a sort of coffin, in this state of darkness it remains all the winter, but at the return of spring it bursts its bonds and comes out with new life, and in the most beautiful attire.”
“a posset of dudaïm and eruca, and the devils modestly withdrew.”
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