Definition of salad in English:


Syllabification: sal·ad
Pronunciation: /ˈsaləd


1A cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients: a green salad bowls of salad
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  • The Nouveau goes well with cold cuts, salads, poultry, meat dishes and cheese.
  • You can also use the young leaves of Florence Fennel in salads and other cold dishes.
  • Hey, I even started putting oil and vinegar on my salads instead of salad cream.
1.1 [with modifier] A mixture containing a specified ingredient served with a dressing: a red pepper filled with tuna salad fruit salad
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  • If you've got a dry bread, add a slice of tomato, a little extra mayo, or save it for tuna or egg salad.
  • The tuna pasta salad was creamy with mayonnaise, and although I could taste some dill, it tasted flat and old.
  • She also recommends pasta salad mixed with tuna, or bean and rice soups with fruit on the side.
1.2A vegetable suitable for eating raw.
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  • Sow salad crops directly into the ground to continue getting fresh plants.


late Middle English: from Old French salade, from Provençal salada, based on Latin sal 'salt'.

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