Definition of bibb lettuce in English:

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bibb lettuce

Pronunciation:

noun

North American
A butterhead lettuce of a variety that has crisp dark green leaves.
Example sentences
  • The best salad types have very open heads and are often a pale green fading to yellow at the heart, about the color of bibb lettuce.
  • A bibb lettuce salad came bearing wishy-washy Stilton vinaigrette - surprising, since the restaurant's Stilton sauce, an optional add-on to the broiled meats, is dazzling and addictive.
  • Grow a miniature version of romaine or bibb lettuce that's just the right size for an individual salad.

Origin

Late 19th century: named after Jack Bibb (1789–1884), the American horticulturalist who developed it.

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