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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, especially a Eurasian annual (V. locusta) having small, white to pale bluish flowers and edible young leaves used in salads or as a potherb.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of mâche.

Etymologies

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

[French mâche, from dialectal pomache, from Vulgar Latin *pōmasca, from Latin pōmum, fruit (perhaps because of its slightly sweet taste).]

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