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corn salad

noun

Definition of corn salad

  1. :  any of several herbs (genus Valerianella) of the valerian family; especially :  a low European herb (V. locusta syn. V. olitoria) that is widely cultivated for its leaves used in salads and as a potherb —called also lamb's lettuce, mâche



Origin of corn salad

from its occurrence as a weed in fields of grain


First Known Use: 1597

Rhymes with corn salad



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