(also cos lettuce)
A lettuce of a variety with crisp narrow leaves that form a tall head.
- 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.
- These cabbages have more than one shape, for example long and narrow like a cos lettuce, or less long and barrel shaped in profile.
- Lettuces fall into three basic categories - cos, crisp head and loose leaf types.
late 17th century: named after the Aegean island of Cos, where it originated.
(also 'cos or coz)