noun let·tuce \ˈle-təs\

: a plant that has large leaves that are eaten especially in salads

Full Definition of LETTUCE

:  any of a genus (Lactuca) of composite plants; especially :  a common garden vegetable (L. sativa) whose succulent leaves are used especially in salads

Examples of LETTUCE

  1. I like a little lettuce and tomato on my sandwiches.

Origin of LETTUCE

Middle English letuse, from Anglo-French letuse, probably from plural of letue lettuce plant, from Latin lactuca, from lact-, lac milk; from its milky juice — more at galaxy
First Known Use: 14th century

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