American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Lactuca, especially L. sativa, cultivated for their edible leaves.
- n. The leaves of L. sativa, used especially in salads.
- n. Slang Paper money.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garden-herb, Lactuca sativa, a hardy annual, extensively cultivated for use as a salad. It is believed by some to be derived from
L. Scariola(including L. virosa). There are many varieties of the garden-plant, which may be grouped as cabbagelettuces, low forms with depressed cabbage-like heads, and Cos lettuces, erect-growing varieties having the head long and tapering downward.
- n. Any plant of the genus Lactuca; also, a plant having some resemblance to Lactuca.
- n. In America, Lactuca Canadensis. Also called trumpetweed and trumpet-milkweed.
- n. Sometimes the same as blue lettuce.
- n. An edible plant, Lactuca sativa and its close relatives, having a head of green and/or purple leaves.
- n. uncountable The leaves of the lettuce plant, eaten as a vegetable; as a dish often mixed with other ingredients, dressing etc.
- n. uncountable, US, slang : Folding money, also called cabbage, due to the green color of both US currency and the vegetables.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A composite plant of the genus Lactuca (Lactuca sativa), the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States is Lactuca Canadensis.
- n. slang United States currency; dollar bills; greenbacks.
- n. informal terms for money
- n. leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
- n. any of various plants of the genus Lactuca
- From Middle English letuse, of uncertain precise origin; related to Old French laitue, from Latin lactūca ("lettuce"), from lac ("milk"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English lettuse, from Old French laitues, pl. of laitue, from Latin lactūca, from lac, lact-, milk (from its milky juice); see melg- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Yes, with the help of the mighty 6-pack, I should be eating fresh lettuce from the garden next week.”
“Or order the dish you wrap in lettuce before eating?”
“However, the strawberries lasted less than an hour, and I actually had to buy more romaine lettuce from the store (not as crispy, alas.)”
“Add in lettuce, raisins and chopped walnuts and mix until all ingredients are well distributed and no streaks of flour remain.”
“Iceberg lettuce is definitely the best choice for these, as it is light, crispy and breaks down easily.”
“Another way to serve it as a snack is to roll it in lettuce leaves, folded like little tacos.”
“Vegetables and fruits are the most hydrating (lettuce is 95 percent water).”
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