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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of liguliflorous composite plants, to which the lettuce belongs, type of the subtribe Lactuceæ of the tribe Cichoriaceæ, characterized botanically by a beaked achene and a pappus of delicate and copious bristles in many series.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of composite herbs, several of which are cultivated for salad; lettuce.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the tribe Lactuceae — the lettuces.

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

  • noun an herb with milky juice: lettuce; prickly lettuce

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