aru·​gu·​la | \ ə-ˈrü-gə-lə How to pronounce arugula (audio) , -gyə- \

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

Examples of arugula in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Same with Pasta Dinner, which includes bread; beet salad with orange, arugula, and feta; tonarelli (a thick spaghetti) in a beef and pork ragu; and a dessert of arborio rice pudding with strawberry compote. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Lucia and Macellaio reopen as takeout-only restaurants after receiving financial aid," 8 May 2020 Zingerman’s Cornman Farms Dexter What: Starter choices include chicken liver pate, bake-at-home cheese gougeres and arugula, parmesan and apple salad. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "These restaurants are offering special Mother's Day take-out options," 6 May 2020 Combine edamame, asparagus, arugula, mint and tarragon in large bowl. Beth Segal, cleveland, "How to nest in place and still have an excellent Easter (recipes)," 10 Apr. 2020 If these are for your vegetable garden, direct sowing of cool season crops (peas, spinach, lettuce, arugula, carrots, beets) that will germinate in cool weather are fine. oregonlive, "Need help caring for winterhazel? Ask an expert," 4 Apr. 2020 Also look for salads and a few traditional sandwiches, including a messy yet fantastic Eggplant Caponata ($10) with fennel, golden raisins, arugula and goat cheese on sliced country whole-grain. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "First Look: Inside Berkeley’s popular new Tartine Bakery," 19 Sep. 2019 Brush the bread with olive oil and layer it with leftover lamb, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and arugula. Atlanta Life, ajc, "7 Day Menu Planner," 30 Mar. 2018 Owner Gianluca Legrottaglie picked up and speculated about my order—arugula salad ($10), two pinsas and drinks. Soleil Ho,, "Let’s hope canned tuna recipes are more than just a coronavirus fad," 4 May 2020 And then another chickpea flatbread, with some arugula and red pepper (inaudible) on top of that. Michael Phillips,, "Marc Maron interview: On Lou Malnati’s, ‘Sword of Trust’ and ‘the trickiest part of acting’," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of arugula

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arugula

probably from Italian dialect; akin to Italian dialect (Lombardy) arigola arugula, Italian ruca — more at rocket

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8 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Arugula.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of arugula

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

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