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 Consumers can grow over 200 varieties: leafy greens (butter lettuce, romaine), veggies (tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers, peas, beans), fruits (strawberry, watermelon), edible flowers, and herbs (mint, thyme, sage, basil). Afdhel Aziz, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 International dishes like crispy Vietnamese crepes with dungeness crab and a side of nước chấm, butter lettuce and herbs are a favorite among guests, but the star of the show is dinner. Katie Lockhart, Robb Report, 10 Jan. 2022 The sample of romaine and sweet butter lettuce with a use-by-date of Dec. 8 was collected by Michigan officials as part of routine sampling. Talal Ansari, WSJ, 22 Dec. 2021 At the grocery store, Boston lettuce is sometimes referred to as Bibb or butter lettuce, and any one of those will work in this recipe. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 4 Aug. 2021 Bacon lardons made sure that a butter lettuce salad didn't skimp on flavor. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 July 2021 Rinse and chop the butter lettuce and put in a large serving bowl. Christopher Ros, Glamour, 21 July 2021 First: Lobster crab and octopus salad with Heirloom tomatoes, butter lettuce and citrus vinaigrette. Marc Bona, cleveland, 17 June 2021 There is the single dip burger with aged cheddar, soft butter lettuce and topped with Mister Dips Fine 'N Dandy sauce. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 2 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of butter lettuce

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 15 Aug. 2022.

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