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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.

    Fore, right!

  • He once asked Ms. Butler to grow celtuce, a vegetable that looks like a stemmed lettuce.

    NYT > Home Page

  • 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.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen


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