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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Others can do things such as add or subtract arugula or make the pizza appear baked or unbaked. Rachel Metz, CNN, "AI can learn how a pizza is assembled. Here's why that matters," 30 June 2019 Pizzan — naan deployed as a support for arugula, mozzarella and spiced onion gravy — goes down like a California Pizza Kitchen also-ran. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Commonwealth Indian is dressed to thrill in Rockville," 26 June 2019 His menu featured duck breast over polenta with fig sauce and arugula. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "This new Italian restaurant in Indianapolis rises above spaghetti and meatballs," 17 June 2019 Form sandwiches with cheesy toast, pork, and arugula, then cut into four pieces. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Pork Milanese Sandwich with Tomato Salad," 7 June 2019 Next to them, bunches of leafy swiss chard, fresh herbs, and peppery arugula thrive. Esther Horvath, National Geographic, "Want to grow plants in space? Go to the coldest place on Earth.," 15 Mar. 2019 At Little Beast, the menu currently features pub favorites like nachos and sandwiches, complemented by potato croquettes, artisan cheese plates and an arugula and goat cheese salad., "Little Beast goes wild in Beervana: Portland Breweries Series," 20 June 2019 Bacon crashed the clam chowder party, a single $18 crabcake had too much filler for that price, and a (barely) beet salad just sat there under a lazy pile of arugula. Mike Sutter,, "Review: Silo Terrace Oyster Bar now San Antonio’s best seafood restaurant," 20 June 2019 Or do a Maya Wilson number with a smoked salmon cream sauce, or just toss some bow ties with arugula and ricotta. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "How Alaska eats: Tons of local seafood pasta-bilities," 7 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of arugula

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

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