butter lettuce


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 In a large bowl, add the red butter lettuce, basil, pecorino and pine nuts. Rebecca White, Dallas News, 4 May 2021 Lobster fennel bisque topped with caviar and sour cream and a BLT with pork belly, tempura heirloom tomato and butter lettuce with grain mustard dressing are among appetizer choices. Lauren Saria, The Arizona Republic, 17 Sep. 2020 Each box will include a mix of cucumbers, greens, butter lettuce, arugula, mizuna, watercress and basil from local farms Oxford Gardens, Elliott Gardens and Rocky Mountain Fresh. Josie Sexton, The Know, 27 Mar. 2020 Try a mix of more delicate varieties, butter lettuce or red leaf, with more assertive radicchio or elegant treviso. Beth Segal, cleveland, 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, 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, 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, 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, 8 Sep. 2019

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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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8 May 2021

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“Butter lettuce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butter%20lettuce. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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