Definition of romaine in English:


Syllabification: ro·maine
Pronunciation: /rōˈmān


  • A lettuce of a variety with crisp narrow leaves that form a tall head.
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    • Turn over a new leaf with romaine, radicchio, arugula, bok choy, watercress, frisée and mesclun (a mix of baby lettuce leaves) and mix them.
    • Is romaine lettuce standard for a chef's salad?
    • Meanwhile, rip up the romaine lettuce into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl.


early 20th century: from French, feminine of romain 'Roman'.

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