rugola

noun

ru·​go·​la ˈrü-gə-lə How to pronounce rugola (audio)

Word History

Etymology

borrowed from Italian rucola, diminutive of ruca "arugula" (going back to Latin ērūca). with English spelling -g- perhaps reflecting southern dialect forms with a lenis consonant — more at rocket entry 1

Note: See note at arugula.

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rugola was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Rugola.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rugola. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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