American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A light, late medieval helmet with a brim flaring in the back, sometimes fitted with a visor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of salad.
- n. A kind of helmet, first introduced at the beginning of the fifteenth century, lighter than the helm, and having an intermediary form between this and the chapel-de-fer. Its distinguishing mark is the fixed projection behind, which replaces the articulated couvre-nuque of other forms of head-piece. The sallet is always extremely simple in form, having rounded surfaces everywhere, and especially well adapted to cause blows or thrusts to glance from the surface. Most sallets are without movable vizors; but where there are vizors the same peculiarity of small rounded surfaces is preserved.
- n. As much as a sallet will hold.
- n. Lettuce, Lactuca sativa.
- n. historical A type of light spherical helmet, also sometimes called a salade or celate.
- n. Archaic form of salad.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A light kind of helmet, with or without a visor, introduced during the 15th century.
- n. obsolete Salad.
- n. a light medieval helmet with a slit for vision
- Alternative forms. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English salet, from Old French sallade, from Old Spanish celada or Old Italian celata, both probably from Latin caelāta (cassis), engraved (helmet), feminine past participle of caelāre, to engrave, from caelum, chisel. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And, I think, this word sallet was born to do me good: for, many a time, but for a sallet, my brain-pan had been cleft with a brown bill; and, many a time, when I have been dry, and bravely marching, it hath served me instead of a quart-pot to drink in; and now the word sallet must serve me to feed on.”
“For starters, we'll have a "sallet" -- salad -- from Margaret Huntington Hooker's 1896 book, "Early American Cookery," reprinted in 1981 by Americana Review.”
“III. -- and find at their place of supper nothing but a 'sallet' and two or three bones of mutton provided for ten of us, 'which was very strange.”
“And I think this word 'sallet' was born to do me good: for many a time, but for a sallet, my brainpan had been cleft with a brown bill; and many a time, when I have been dry and bravely marching, it hath served me instead of a quart pot to drink in; and now the word 'sallet' must serve me to feed on.”
“I realized that maybe once a week for breakfast or lunch I eat a poke sallet-like dish — a kind of spinach frittata that is more spinach than egg.”
““The Allens” line of canned vegetables still included canned ‘poke sallet greens’ till just a few years ago.”
“Next, notice the helmet, the Duc d'Alencon specifically remarks that her helmet he calls it a calotte a sallet had no visor.”
“The typical later 15th-centuy (Wars of the Roses era) knightly headwear is the sallet and bevor combo.”
“I do look now for a Spanish fig, or an Italian sallet, daily.”
“Then they sat silent all four; and thereafter Birdalone arose and did off her sallet, and kissed and embraced Gerard and his sons, and bade them farewell, and she and the young men wept.”
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