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- n. A cultivar of lettuce harvested primarily for its 15- to 20-centimeter stem.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a type of lettuce (Lactuca sativa asparagina) valued especially for its edible stems.
- n. a salad green having characteristics of both lettuce and celery; stems eaten either raw or cooked.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. leaves having celery-like stems eaten raw or cooked
- n. lettuce valued especially for its edible stems
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They've already harvested fragrant garlic chives, vine-ripened cherry tomatoes and a prized green called lettuce stalk (celtuce) they'll turn into meals at the Salvation Army low-income senior housing they call home.
He once asked Ms. Butler to grow celtuce, a vegetable that looks like a stemmed lettuce.
There’s also a type known as stem lettuce, or celtuce; it’s especially popular in Asia for its prominent and crisp stalk, which is stripped of its small leaves, peeled, sliced, and cooked.