Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A cultivar of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) having a slender head of oblong or obovate leaves with broad midribs. Also called cos1, cos lettuce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Lactuca sativa longifolia, a type of lettuce having long crisp leaves forming a slender head. Also known as Romaine lettuce, Cos lettuce, or Cos, after the Greek island of Cos (Kos).

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

  • n. lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head

Etymologies

French, from feminine of Romain, Roman, from Old French, from Latin Rōmānus, from Rōma, Rome.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French, from romaine, the feminine of romain ("Roman"), from Latin Romanus (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Iceberg lettuce, for example, is significantly less nutritious than romaine, which is less nutritious than cabbage.

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  • The recalled romaine products were also sold for distribution to in-store salad bars and delis for Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh stores in the states listed above, Freshway said in a press release.

    E. coli outbreak results in lettuce recall in 23 states

  • Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, said it was recalling romaine lettuce sold under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands in 23 states and the District of Columbia because of a possible link to E. coli.

    Romaine Lettuce Recall In 23 States Over E. Coli (DETAILS)

  • The Food and Drug Administration said late Monday that a food distributor in Moore, Okla., is recalling romaine lettuce that came from the same farm in Yuma, Ariz., that grew lettuce that sickened students in Michigan, Ohio and New York.

    Lettuce Recall Widens As FDA Investigates E. Coli Outbreak

  • Freshway Foods said last week it was recalling the romaine lettuce sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands.

    Lettuce Recall Widens As FDA Investigates E. Coli Outbreak

  • As we tasted it, I was struck by how the romaine was a study in contrasts; the central rib of it was still crisp and very sweet, while the edges of the leaves had been softened to the texture of silk, and had soaked up the savory flavor of the sesame oil.

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  • Plus, I love romaine, which is a very easy to prep green.

    Salad

  • Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio, said it was recalling romaine lettuce sold in 23 states and the District of Columbia because of a possible link to E. coli.

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  • Fresh Express recalls romaine salad, lettuce packages after 1 tests positive for salmonella

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  • Vaughan Foods of Moore, Oklahoma, a supplier of processed and packaged lettuce for use at the foodservice level, received romaine lettuce harvested from the same farm in Yuma, Arizona; the company is recalling romaine lettuce with "use‐by" dates of May 9 and May 10.

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