butter lettuce


: a lettuce (such as Bibb or Boston lettuce) with a soft loose head of tender oily mild-flavored leaves

Examples of butter lettuce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Now Uh and wife Mina Park focus on a succinct $110 tasting menu, served at a just-right pace designed for Angelenos, with centerpieces like skate wing ssam cradled in butter lettuce with fresh herbs and brightening slicks of gooseberry emulsion and seaweed remoulade. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2024 The leafy greens — spinach, butter lettuce, arugula and watercress — will wilt quickly when they’re placed in liquid. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 16 Mar. 2024 For example, a rich, thick Caesar dressing might overpower delicate spinach or butter lettuce, but taste great drizzled over sturdy kale or grilled romaine. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 15 Mar. 2024 Fried Soft Shell Sliders ($17) Off the Hot & Shareable portion of Mizu’s menu, these spicy crab bites come with lemon caper aioli and butter lettuce. Jessica Swannie and, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 His variation — butter lettuce rather than the usual romaine, actually ripe tomato, a judicious amount of crisped bread, the right zing of pomegranate molasses in the dressing — shows thoughtful restraint. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 25 Jan. 2024 Serve it with any crackers or to cut the carbs, serve the dip with little gem or butter lettuce leaves, like a lettuce wrap. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 8 Jan. 2024 Wrapped in tender butter lettuce and garnished with cashews for crunch, these lettuce wraps deserve to be a lunchtime staple. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 4 Oct. 2023 Think mild flavors—under-ripe tomatoes, steamed rice, summer squash, butter lettuce. Abra Berens, Bon Appétit, 24 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butter lettuce was in 1828

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“Butter lettuce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter%20lettuce. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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