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

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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 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, The Denver Post, "The secret to a light, airy, textbook souffle? Stop trying so hard.," 5 June 2019 Upon arrival, chef Katie Gilligan, one of Guevara's protégés, served us a lunch of heirloom tomato gazpacho and butter lettuce with walnut cream, rose-radish sprouts, squash, and marinated purslane and gave us a brief nutrition lecture. Alex Kuczynski, Town & Country, "How GroundSea Fitness Is Bringing West-Coast Wellness Trends Back to the Berkshires," 17 Oct. 2016 The toil required to produce this food to their standards vanishes behind the scenes, leaving the guest free to appreciate the apparently simple delights of fried oysters on butter lettuce or whole roasted halibut tails. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 22 June 2018 The classic cold dishes include yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, tiradito, red snapper sashimi with dry miso and yuzu, bluefin toro tartare, lobster ceviche on butter lettuce, and lobster and shiitake salad with spicy lemon dressing. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Nobu Houston," 30 May 2018 For starters, the butter lettuce salad with pears, candy pecans and goat cheese was superb – very fresh. Matt Nelson, USA TODAY, "Trip report: Reviewing the Delta One Suite with sliding privacy doors," 30 Apr. 2018 If that’s the case, Knott recommends arugula, spinach or butter lettuce — the last of which has large leaves that can even be used in place of wraps and breads. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "The CDC Is Telling Consumers to Stay Away from Romaine. Here's What You Should Eat Instead," 26 Apr. 2018

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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