Lactuca

noun
Lac·​tu·​ca | \lakˈtükə, -k‧ˈtyü-\

Definition of Lactuca 

: a genus of widely distributed milky-juiced herbs (family Compositae) having a beaked achene and soft white multiseriate pappus — see lettuce, prickly lettuce

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History and Etymology for Lactuca

New Latin, from Latin, lettuce

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