butter lettuce

noun

Definition of 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 Try a mix of more delicate varieties, butter lettuce or red leaf, with more assertive radicchio or elegant treviso. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Lettuce 2.0: In and out of the salad bowl," 16 June 2020 For example, pair crunchy Romaine with soft baby spinach; partner sweet butter lettuce (also called Bibb) with pungent kale; marry mild red lettuce with peppery arugula or watercress. Robin Miller, azcentral, "Up your salad game in 2020 with 10 essential tips and this Southwest-inspired recipe," 15 Jan. 2020 Cups of butter lettuce provide a soft landing for minced olives, toasted hazelnuts and a sunny lemon crema. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Falls Church is lining up for Thompson Italian. You should, too.," 25 Sep. 2019 The butter lettuce salad has a more traditional construction: Its mix of leaves, sheer watermelon radish slices, apples, almonds, and herbs is tossed with fish sauce vinaigrette. Fortune, "Philadelphia’s Pizzeria Beddia Wants to Be More Than Just the ‘Best Pizza in America’," 22 Sep. 2019 Retreat Pool & Cabanas: Enjoy an excellent burger poolside with the Retreat Burger, with smoked sharp cheddar, butter lettuce, tomato and herb aioli ($14). San Diego Union-Tribune, "Casinos put the sizzle in red-hot burger trend," 8 Sep. 2019 This year’s crop was equally productive, yielding 300 pounds of tomatoes (down from last year due to spring frost), 100 pounds of butter lettuce, 60 pounds of spinach, 100 pounds of Swiss chard and 20 pounds of carrots and beets. Lisa Boone, Los Angeles Times, "In Montecito Heights, a trash-filled hillside is transformed into a thriving urban farm," 11 Sep. 2019 Other new items include baby lettuce mix, red and green romaine, along with red and green butter lettuces. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Here are a few ways to get some fish without fishing," 5 July 2019 Serve at a cool room temperature with a butter lettuce salad dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, and a few fresh tarragon leaves. Martha Holmberg, Twin Cities, "The secret to a light, airy, textbook souffle? Stop trying so hard.," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of butter lettuce

1828, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2020

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“Butter lettuce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter%20lettuce. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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