Definitions

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

  • noun A variety of lettuce having a slender head of long dark-green leaves with broad midribs.

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  • noun Lactuca sativa longifolia, a type of lettuce having long crisp leaves forming a slender head. Also known as Romaine lettuce, Cos lettuce, or Cos, after the Greek island of Cos (Kos).

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  • noun lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head

Etymologies

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

[French, from feminine of Romain, Roman, from Old French, from Latin Rōmānus, from Rōma, Rome.]

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French, from romaine, the feminine of romain ("Roman"), from Latin Romanus

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