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romaine

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noun ro·maine \rō-ˈmān, ˈrō-ˌ\

Simple Definition of romaine

  • : a type of lettuce that has long, crisp leaves

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of romaine

  1. :  a lettuce that belongs to a cultivar of garden lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and has long crisp leaves and columnar heads —called also cos lettuce

Origin and Etymology of romaine

French, from feminine of romain Roman, from Old French, from Latin Romanus


First Known Use: 1907


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