arugula

noun aru·gu·la \ ə-ˈrü-gə-lə , -gyə- \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

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 and Etymology of arugula

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



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Definition of arugula for English Language Learners

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


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