Boston lettuce


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

Examples of Boston lettuce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Garden Tuna Salad Sandwich The crisp anise flavor of fresh fennel contrasts nicely with the tart juice of Granny Smith apples, rich mayo, and buttery Boston lettuce. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, 9 May 2023 The shrimp are seasoned with gochujang, fresh ginger and garlic and wrapped up in a cool, crisp Boston lettuce cup to tame the heat. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2021 Cool, buttery Boston lettuce leaves cradle savory, herby chicken meatballs that get rolled in sugar before baking for extra color and contrasting sweetness. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2022 And for us, a head of Boston lettuce—which normally wilts in the fridge within days—stayed nice and crisp even after a week and a half inside the Vejibag, which is made from nontoxic organic cotton that is free of dyes. Bon Appétit, 22 Oct. 2021 At the grocery store, Boston lettuce is sometimes referred to as Bibb or butter lettuce, and any one of those will work in this recipe. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2021 Lobster roll sliders on sweet bread with a New England lobster salad, avocado and Boston lettuce for $16. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 12 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Boston lettuce was in 1860

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“Boston lettuce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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