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
Recent Examples of arugula from the Web
Regardless, weekly harvests yield quinoa, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, pumpkins, green beans, squash, kale, beets, arugula, lettuce, spinach and eggplant, Fritz said.
This week's lot includes the aforementioned turnips and radishes, plus mustard mix, kale, arugula, and green onions.
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Brush the bread with olive oil and layer it with lamb slices, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and arugula.
So thyme blossoms are subtly thyme-flavored; arugula blossoms taste like arugula, with a hint of honeysuckle.
The kit suggests arugula — which, while a lovely shade of green, probably would not have been eaten by anyone in my family.
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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
First Known Use: 1960
ARUGULA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of arugula for English Language Learners
: a plant with strongly flavored leaves that are eaten in salads
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