arugula

noun
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

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Top with 1 cup halved grape tomatoes, ¼ cup crumbled feta, ¼ chopped English cucumber, 2 Tbsp kalamata halved olives, and ½ cup baby arugula. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Marinated Chickpea Greek Salad," 23 Jan. 2019 Also look for arugula, scallions, rhubarb and fresh basil. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Fresh seafood, new vendors are cropping up at Anchorage markets," 13 June 2018 Let the arugula lightly pull vinaigrette off the sides of the bowl. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Tawla’s Fattoush," 3 July 2018 Place beets in the same bowl used for the arugula, then add remaining dressing and toss to coat. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "CSAs in flux: Farm subscription models take on new flavors," 5 Mar. 2018 Fold in the arugula and apple, and the walnuts, if using. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Curried Squash Pancakes with Arugula and Apple Salad," 10 Feb. 2015 For extra color, toss in fresh arugula or kale right before serving. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The versatile chickpea: For all kinds of reasons, this is a legume to love," 2 Mar. 2018 Your veggies should include some dark green options like arugula, spinach, kale, or collards. Abby Langer, SELF, "I'm an R.D. and I'm Really Great at Grocery Shopping—Steal My Tips," 31 Jan. 2019 Meanwhile, in a salad bowl toss herbs, arugula and ground almonds with lemon juice and a pinch of salt. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Best Reason to Bake, Not Fry: Flavor," 12 Oct. 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

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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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