Definition of arugula in English:


Syllabification: a·ru·gu·la
Pronunciation: /əˈro͞oɡələ
(also rucola, rugola)


North American
The rocket plant, used in cooking.
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  • Cool-season herbs including dill, fennel, parsley, cilantro, oregano, arugula, thyme and savory also can be planted.
  • A Terroni signature salad is the funghi assoluti, a sauté of oyster mushrooms atop arugula seasoned with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  • Black beans, cumin, jalapeño, arugula, and bacon may be the best things that ever happened to a rosemary-braised halibut.


1970s: from Italian dialect, ultimately a diminutive of Latin eruca, 'downy-stemmed plant'.

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