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Syllabification: cos
Pronunciation: /käs
 
/
(also cos lettuce)

noun

Another term for romaine.
Example sentences
  • Dill pickles, a bit of cos lettuce, slithers of Parmesan - that's all you need.
  • Tear basil, mint, coriander, parsley and cos and place in a large salad or mixing bowl.
  • The cold entrées were Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad, with cos lettuce and croutons dressed with shaved Parmesan cheese, and Avocado, Pancetta and Stilton Salad on a bed of mixed leaves with baby spinach.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: cos
Pronunciation: /käs
 
/

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cos3

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Pronunciation: /kɒz, kəz/

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(also 'cos or coz)

conjunction

British informal
Short for because.

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