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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.
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- n. an herb with milky juice: lettuce; prickly lettuce
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"I came to the conclusion that it was a wild lettuce, known as Lactuca serriola," Samorini told the Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera.
Several endemic species are associated with these forests, including the terrestrial orchid Paphiopedilium wardii and other endemics such as Agapetes adenobotrys, A. pubiflora, Brachytome wardii, Lactuca gracilipetiolata, Lasianthus wardii, Paphiopedilum wardii, and Strobilanthes stramineus.
At the highest altitudes (c. 3,000 m) the forests become shrubby, with the vegetation consisting of Hypericum patulum and Rhododendron burmanicum, and the herbaceous plants include Aconitum, Lactuca, Pedicularis, and Veronica.
Lechuga: lettuce (Lactuca sativa) All lettuce varieties have been cultivated from the original wild varieties found in North America, including Mexico, as well as in Northern Europe and North Africa.
Dr. Frank Martin gave us our initial start on a tropical lettuce, Lactuca indica, also called Indian lettuce.
Lactuca sativa (lettuce) carrots, radish, cucumber
LETTUCE OPIUM Family: Compositae Genus: Lactuca Species: virosa Usage: Materials are extracted in a juicer and eaten fresh or dried and smoked.
Noticed Lactuca exalata and a Rottlera on the road; more snow has fallen on the hills E.N.E. The descent on returning, owing to the slippery state of the roads, was more fatiguing than the ascent.
Abroma, Lactuca exaltata, Uncaria, Siegesbeckia, Megala, _Podo-Molee_, and a species subscandent of bamboo, internodiis vix cylindricis, gracilibus; this is of great use where it occurs, in assisting one's ascent and descent.
The _Lactuca sylvatica_ is a variety of the wild Lettuce producing similar effects.