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Boston lettuce

noun

Simple Definition of Boston lettuce

  • : a kind of soft lettuce that is often used in salads

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Boston lettuce

  1. :  butter lettuce of a variety that is larger than the closely related Bibb lettuce

1880

First Known Use of boston lettuce

1880


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