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arugula

noun aru·gu·la \ə-ˈrü-gə-lə, -gyə-\

: a plant with strongly flavored leaves that are eaten in salads

Full Definition of ARUGULA

:  a yellowish-flowered Mediterranean herb (Eruca vesicaria sativa) of the mustard family cultivated for its foliage which is used especially in salads —called also garden rocket, rocket, roquette, rugola
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Origin of ARUGULA

probably from Italian dialect; akin to Italian dialect (Lombardy) arigola arugula, Italian ruca — more at rocket
First Known Use: 1967

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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