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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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 Season with salt and pepper, and serve in butter lettuce or on soft white bread. Martha Stewart, star-telegram, "It's spring, and the Easter decorating and baking ideas are flowering | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 22 Mar. 2018 Several ingredients appear in multiple recipes—sweet potato, kale, asparagus, chickpeas, butter lettuce, chicken thighs, herbs, and whole-wheat tortillas—which helps keep your grocery list short. Christine Byrne, SELF, "7 Easy, Healthy Dinners to Cook This Week," 3 Mar. 2018 So wrap your sandwich goods in romaine or butter lettuce, suggests Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, a dietitian in Atlanta. Amy Gorin, NBC News, "8 simple swaps that'll save you 100 calories at every meal," 8 Jan. 2018 Until romaine is given the all clear, Jaclyn London, MS, RD, CDN, and Nutrition Director of the Good Housekeeping Institute, recommends trying arugula, spring mix, butter lettuce, cabbage, or spinach instead. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "Romaine Lettuce Might Be Tainted with Deadly E. Coli, Experts Warn," 4 Jan. 2018

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1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butter lettuce was in 1882

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