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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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 Some of the easiest seeds to save and grow, among vegetables and herbs, are parsley, coriander, beans, kale, arugula, lettuce, and non-hybrid tomatoes and peppers. Pam Peirce,, "The joy of seed saving," 6 July 2018 The lamb stack sports feta, tzatziki, tomatoes, red onion and arugula, lemon vinaigrette on a challah bun. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "House-ground burgers, sausage planned at new Mass Ave. restaurant Krueger's Tavern," 19 June 2018 The many possibilities include asparagus, arugula, fennel, peppers, most herbs, okra — and also onions and garlic, two pungent veggies that will help deter animals. Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "You know how to landscape. You can grow food. But can you foodscape?," 14 June 2018 The bakery specializes in French pastries and breads infused with unusual ingredients such as arugula, turmeric and squid ink, and the coffee on pour is a smooth, specialty roast from beloved Coffee Man Coffee Roasters. Annette Tan, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Cafes in Singapore," 4 Mar. 2018 Middleton, an endurance athlete, has also reportedly subscribed to the Sirtfood Diet, which focuses on 20 key foods—including kale, arugula, strawberries and walnuts—that amp up the body's metabolism and fat-burning ability. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need to Know About Pippa Middleton's Wedding," 20 May 2017 Cannes restaurant Lenôtre served a seasonal take on traditional French fare; an appetizer of lobster with pea velouté, sea bass with honeyed tomatoes and arugula, and a dessert buffet. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Wedding Is Part Royal Wedding and Part French Riviera Fairytale," 23 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of arugula

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

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