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  • From the Century Dictionary's definitions on the eruca page:

    "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."

    July 25, 2012