Caesar salad

noun

: a tossed salad usually made of romaine, garlic, anchovies, and croutons and dressed with olive oil, coddled egg, lemon juice, and grated cheese

Word History

Etymology

Caesar Cardini †1957 American (Italian-born) restaurateur

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Caesar salad was in 1946

Dictionary Entries Near Caesar salad

Cite this Entry

“Caesar salad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caesar%20salad. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on Caesar salad

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!