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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“Lactuca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lactuca. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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