noun \ˈsa-ləd\

: a mixture of raw green vegetables (such as different types of lettuce) usually combined with other raw vegetables

: a mixture of small pieces of raw or cooked food (such as pasta, meat, fruit, eggs, or vegetables) combined usually with a dressing and served cold

Full Definition of SALAD

:  any of various usually cold dishes: as
a :  raw greens (as lettuce) often combined with other vegetables and toppings and served especially with dressing
b :  small pieces of food (as pasta, meat, fruit, or vegetables) usually mixed with a dressing (as mayonnaise) or set in gelatin
:  a green vegetable or herb grown for salad; especially :  lettuce
:  a usually incongruous mixture :  hodgepodge

Examples of SALAD

  1. For dinner we had roast chicken and a salad.
  2. a salad of fresh greens
  3. I tossed the salad with some oil and vinegar and set it on the table.
  4. Would you like soup or salad with your sandwich?

Origin of SALAD

Middle English salade, from Middle French, from Old Italian (northern dialects) salata, salada, from salar to salt, from sal salt, from Latin
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with SALAD


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