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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of composite herbs, several of which are cultivated for salad; lettuce.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an herb with milky juice: lettuce; prickly lettuce


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