- 1A cultivated plant of the daisy family, with edible leaves that are a usual ingredient of salads. Many varieties of lettuce have been developed with a range of form, texture, and color.
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- Lactuca sativa, family Compositae
- Verlaine's chine was stuffed with leeks, spring onions, lettuce, raspberry leaves, parsley, thyme and marjoram.
- At home we grow sweetcorn, beans, tomatoes, carrots, lettuce, garlic and leeks.
- In the vegetable garden, carrots, spring onions, lettuce, spinach and radishes can all be planted.
- 1.1Used in names of other plants with edible green leaves, e.g., lamb’s lettuce, sea lettuce.More example sentences
- It came with a sauce Gribiche (a thick egg mayo type version of the caper sauce) and a salad of tender lambs' lettuce with a subtle but still distinctively walnut oil vinaigrette.
- I particularly liked the leaves of baby jem lettuce, the oven-roasted tomatoes and the black and green olives.
- An average dinner in our house is fish or baked chicken with lambs lettuce.
- 2 • informal Paper money; greenbacks.More example sentences
- It takes a lot of lettuce to pay today's players.
Middle English: from Old French letues, laitues, plural of laitue, from Latin lactuca, from lac, lact- 'milk' (because of its milky juice).
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- The British & World English dictionary