arugula

noun
aru·gu·la | \ə-ˈrü-gə-lə, -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

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The Pig Baby: Smoked bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula, chipotle aioli, burrata. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Alice in Wonderland-themed bar Hatter and Hare now open in Phoenix," 12 July 2018 Transfer to bowl and toss with tomatoes, olives, arugula, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining dill and 2 teaspoon olive oil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Dill-Crusted Pork and Farro Salad," 11 June 2018 Middle Child’s take on the Cobb, which blends peppery arugula with toothsome kale, is notable for its balance of textures, soft-cooked egg, and good Lancaster bacon. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Middle Child a bright new player in luncheonette revival," 25 May 2018 To remain- ing soy mixture, add garlic, reserved lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss with arugula, cucumbers, corn and cilantro. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Honey-Ginger Cedar Plank Salmon," 26 June 2017 There’s also a strawberry salad with goat cheese and almonds ($13); and roasted beets with arugula, romesco, feta and candied walnuts ($13). Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Stem Kitchen and Garden in Mission Bay: Go before it’s ‘discovered’," 12 July 2018 Carpaccio di tonno — thin slices of ahi counterpointed by capers, olive oil and peppery arugula — was clean, simple and very good. Kate Washington, sacbee, "It's not flashy or splashy, but Roseville's Ciao excels at cooking classic Italian," 8 June 2018 Bright, green flavors of spring, with that near-spicy bite of arugula. Catherine Urban, Bon Appetit, "It’s Barbecue Season, So Your June Horoscope Comes with a BBQ Side for Every Sign," 1 June 2018 Current + Tides chef Michael Poompan’s Bacon Jam Burger ($19) is packed with bacon-onion jam, Hopscotch cheddar, arugula and aioli served on a warm pretzel bun. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Salad takes center stage in May at local restaurants for National Salad Month," 24 May 2018

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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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arugula

noun

English Language Learners Definition of arugula

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

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