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  • n. A type of salad, generally made from romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, coddled or hard-boiled eggs, fresh-ground black pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
  • n. A serving of such salad.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. typically having fried croutons and dressing made with a raw egg


Named after (Italian-born) US restaurateur Caesar Cardini (1896–1956) who is generally thought to have invented it for his Tijuana restaurant in 1924. (Wiktionary)


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