(also oak leaf lettuce)
A red or green variety of lettuce that has leaves with serrated edges and a slightly bitter taste.
- These were a green oak leaf variety, whereas all the other lettuces have been red oak leaf.
- 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.
- In its place, yellowing lamb's lettuce and blackening oak leaf lettuce, both fit for the bin, were mixed in with frizzy endive and watery grated daikon-type radish.
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Syllabification: oak·leaf let·tuce
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