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Definition of arugula noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

arugula

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noun
BrE BrE//æˈruːɡjʊlə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//æˈruːɡjʊlə//
 
(North American English) (British English rocket) [uncountable]
 
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a plant with long green leaves that have a strong flavour and are eaten raw in salads Word Origin 1970s: from Italian dialect, ultimately a diminutive of Latin eruca ‘down-stemmed plant’.
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