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lamb's lettuce

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Definition of lamb's lettuce in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A small blue-flowered herbaceous plant of dry soils, native to Europe and the Mediterranean and sometimes eaten in salads. Also called corn salad.
  • Valerianella locusta, family Valerianaceae
Example sentences
  • Until recently, mache - also known as lamb's lettuce or corn salad and a longtime staple in France - could be found here mainly in tony restaurants and upscale markets.
  • Serve with boiled new potatoes, lemon wedges and a salad of lamb's lettuce simply dressed with olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Valerianella locusta, also known as lamb's lettuce, a common and hardy wild plant of Europe, W. Asia, and N. Africa, has been cultivated in Europe since at least the 16th century and is naturalized in N. America.

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