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Definition of "arugula" []

  • A Mediterranean plant (Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa) having flowers with purple-veined, yellowish-white petals and pungent, edible leaves. Also called rocket2, rocket salad, roquette. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "arugula" in a sentence
  • "The arugula is going to flower, but -- for the nonce -- still tasty if you like sharp greens, which I do."
  • "Indian-Americans -- who started off with arugula from the White House garden and finished up with pumpkin pie tart."
  • "I had read somewhere that a simple way to enjoy arugula is to dress it first with lemon juice, then drizzle with olive oil."