arugula

arugula
noun Etymology: probably from Italian dialect; akin to Italian dialect (Lombardy) arigola arugula, Italian ruca — more at rocket Date: 1967 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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  • arugula — n. 1. an erect European annual ({Eruca vesicaria} sativa) of the mustard family, often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender. Syn: rocket, roquette, garden rocket, rocket salad, Eruca sativa. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arugula — (n.) edible cruciform plant (Eruca sativa) used originally in the Mediterranean region as a salad; the Amer.Eng. and Australian form of the name is (via Italian immigrants) from dialectal variant of It. ruchetta, a dim. form of ruca , from L.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • arugula — [ə ro͞o′gə lə] n. [It dial., dim. < Prov auruga, rocket; ult. < L eruca, kind of colewort: see ROCKET2] a European annual (Eruca vesicaria sativa) of the crucifer family, sometimes cultivated as a pungent salad herb; rocket: also arugola …   English World dictionary

  • arugula — /euh rooh geuh leuh/, n. a Mediterranean plant, Eruca vesicaria sativa, of the mustard family, having pungent leaves used in salads. Also called rocket, roquette. [1965 70; appar. < an Upper It dial. form, akin to Lombard arigola, Venetian rucola …   Universalium

  • arugula — a•ru•gu•la [[t]əˈru gə lə[/t]] n. pln coo a Mediterranean plant, Eruca vesicaria sativa, of the mustard family, having pungent leaves used esp. in salads Also called rocket II, 2) • Etymology: 1965–70; appar. < an Upper It form akin to Lombard …   From formal English to slang

  • arugula — sėjamoji gražgarstė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bastutinių šeimos aliejinis, maistinis, pašarinis augalas (Eruca sativa), paplitęs centrinėje ir vakarinėje Azijos dalyje, Europoje pietuose ir šiaurės Afrikoje. Naudojamas kaip daržovė ir …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Arugula — Garten Senfrauke Als Rucola (auch Rukola) werden verschiedene Pflanzenarten aus der Familie der Kreuzblütengewächse gehandelt. Rucola wird hauptsächlich als Salatpflanze angebaut. Im deutschsprachigen Raum ursprünglich als Rauke bekannt, aber in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • arugula — noun /əˈɹuɡələ/ A yellowish flowered Mediterranean herb of the mustard family; which has flavoured leaves, often eaten in salads. Syn: rugola, rugula, garden rocket, rocket, Eruca vesicaria …   Wiktionary

  • arugula — a|ru|gu|la [əˈru:gjulə US gələ] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; : Italian dialect; Origin: Latin eruca] ↑rocket 1(4) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • arugula — a|ru|gu|la [ ə rugələ ] noun uncount AMERICAN a plant with flat green leaves often eaten in salads …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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