Definitions

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

  • noun A mixture of young leafy greens, often including young lettuces, used as salad.

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  • noun A mixture of small, young leaves as a salad

Etymologies

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

[Provençal mesclom, mesclumo, mixture, from Vulgar Latin *misculāre, to mix thoroughly; see meddle.]

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From French mescler ("to mix").

Examples

  • The mesclun is a staple in our house, as is the goat cheese.

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  • The mesclun is a staple in our house, as is the goat cheese.

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  • The mesclun is a staple in our house, as is the goat cheese.

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  • Second crop carrots, second crop peas, and the mesclun are all poking their heads up, too.

    July 27th, 2009

  • Dietitian's tip: The mix of gourmet salad greens called mesclun may include oakleaf lettuce, arugula (rocket), frisee, mizuna, mache, radicchio and sorrel.

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  • Dietitian's tip: The mix of gourmet salad greens called mesclun may include oakleaf lettuce, arugula (rocket), frisee, mizuna, mache, radicchio and sorrel.

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  • Lettuce: pelletized seeds make planting individual heads a breeze, or sow mesclun mix where the seed is just scattered in a wide swath over the soil

    Mary Ann Esposito: The Ten Easiest Vegetables To Plant in Your Garden

  • Lettuce: pelletized seeds make planting individual heads a breeze, or sow mesclun mix where the seed is just scattered in a wide swath over the soil

    Mary Ann Esposito: The Ten Easiest Vegetables To Plant in Your Garden

  • I'm going to plant some tomatoes next weekend in large pots that I can move around to make sure they get as much sun as possible, but for now we are sticking with herbs and lettuce -- and this is the first big salad that we've made with our own mesclun.

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  • Mr. Hicks also has a way with vegetables: The JWF Salad $9 is a mix of shredded carrots, bits of cauliflower and mesclun tossed with a mustardy dressing.

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  • A mixture of young leafy greens, often including young lettuces, used as salad.

    September 22, 2009

  • I find the term young lettuces surprisingly sensuous

    September 22, 2009