arugula

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noun aru·gu·la \ə-ˈrü-gə-lə, -gyə-\

Definition of arugula

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of arugula

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


First Known Use: 1960


ARUGULA Defined for English Language Learners

arugula

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noun aru·gu·la \ə-ˈrü-gə-lə, -gyə-\

Definition of arugula for English Language Learners

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


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