a European annual (Eruca vesicaria sativa) of the crucifer family, sometimes cultivated as a pungent salad herb; rocket
Origin of arugulaItalian dialect, dialectal , diminutive ; from ProvenÃ§al auruga, rocket, ultimately ; from Classical Latin eruca, kind of colewort
A Mediterranean plant (Eruca vesicaria subsp. sativa) of the mustard family, having flowers with purple-veined, yellowish-white petals and pungent, edible leaves. Also called rocket2, roquette.
Origin of arugulaProbably Italian dialectal, from Latin &emacron;r&umacron;ca, cabbage.
(plural arugulas or arugula)