Definition of lollo rosso in English:

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lollo rosso

Pronunciation: /ˌlɒləʊ ˈrɒsəʊ/

noun

[mass noun]
Lettuce of a variety with crinkled red-edged leaves.
Example sentences
  • So edible peas and beans will replace sweet peas, lollo rosso will replace lobelia and everything will literally look good enough to eat.
  • They include automatic defrost functions, but are not totally frost-free, which means that paying that bit extra for a fridge might just ensure your lollo rosso wilts less.

Origin

1980s: Italian, from lollo 'curly-leafed lettuce' (apparently from La Lollo, nickname of the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, with reference to her short, tousled hairstyle) + rosso 'red'.

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