There are 3 definitions of cos in English:


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Pronunciation: /kɒs
(also cos lettuce)


A lettuce of a variety with crisp narrow leaves that form a tall head.
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  • To start I had the Greek salad of cos and oak leaf lettuce, red and yellow peppers, paper thin red onion slices, creamy feta cheese and a herb and mustard vinaigrette.
  • These cabbages have more than one shape, for example long and narrow like a cos lettuce, or less long and barrel shaped in profile.
  • Lettuces fall into three basic categories - cos, crisp head and loose leaf types.


late 17th century: named after the Aegean island of Cos, where it originated.

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There are 3 definitions of cos in English:


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Pronunciation: /kɒz
, kəz
(also 'cos or coz)


British informal
Short for because.
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  • I'm not sure why I've never called her by name coz it's not like she'd mind.
  • It's such a shame coz everything else I'm wearing is actually quite nice.
  • Take a look now, coz I'll probably have given it up by the end of the week.

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