Boston lettuce

noun

Definition of Boston lettuce 

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

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Boston lettuce was in 1880

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Boston lettuce

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Boston lettuce

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

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