from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, especially a Eurasian annual (V. locusta or V. olitoria), having small, white to pale bluish flowers and edible young leaves used in salads or as a potherb. Also called lamb's lettuce, mache.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various types of salad made using maize
  • n. Valerianella locusta, a small plant used in salads and as an herb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a name given to several species of Valerianella, annual herbs sometimes used for salad. Valerianella olitoria is also called lamb's lettuce.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common name of Fedia or Valerianella olitoria, a plant eaten as a salad, found in grain-fields in Europe and rarely in America.

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

  • n. a plant of the genus Valerianella


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