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Pronunciation: /ˈsaləd

Definition of salad in English:


1A cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients: a green salad [mass noun]: bowls of salad
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  • The Nouveau goes well with cold cuts, salads, poultry, meat dishes and cheese.
  • You can also use the young leaves of Florence Fennel in salads and other cold dishes.
  • Hey, I even started putting oil and vinegar on my salads instead of salad cream.
1.1 [mass noun, with modifier] A mixture containing a specified ingredient served with a dressing: a red pepper filled with tuna salad
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  • If you've got a dry bread, add a slice of tomato, a little extra mayo, or save it for tuna or egg salad.
  • The tuna pasta salad was creamy with mayonnaise, and although I could taste some dill, it tasted flat and old.
  • She also recommends pasta salad mixed with tuna, or bean and rice soups with fruit on the side.
1.2A vegetable suitable for eating raw: sow salads like lettuce, radish, and spring onion
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  • Sow salad crops directly into the ground to continue getting fresh plants.


late Middle English: from Old French salade, from Provençal salada, based on Latin sal 'salt'.


one's salad days

The period when one is young and inexperienced: the war seemed to be ending and so were my salad days
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  • In my salad days as an eager young university student, I came across a tutor who had something of a reputation for enjoying an occasional flutter on the stock market.
  • So, in Denis Santry's salad days, when he was a young wild man living on his own, what did they call his little flat?
  • But these were their salad days, and they were young and hopeful.
1.1The peak or heyday of something: journey back to the salad days of the railways
[from Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra i. v. 73]
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  • The global fight-back appears to be working as the company is enjoying its own salad days after two years of the first business slump in its history.
  • We reside in the salad days of global liquidity and speculative excess.
  • We thought the salad days of heavy metal were long over.

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