but·​ter·​head ˈbə-tər-ˌhed How to pronounce butterhead (audio)

Examples of butterhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a much more industrial setting near the Hackensack River in Kearny, N.J., trays filled with sweet baby butterhead lettuce and sorrel that tastes of lemon and green apple are stacked high in a windowless warehouse — what is known as a vertical farm. New York Times, 6 July 2021 Its specialty is red and green butterhead lettuce, aka a salad mix called the Butta’ Blend. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 10 Nov. 2022 Head lettuce types like romaine and butterhead perform best when transplanted. Hilary Dahl, Good Housekeeping, 3 Aug. 2017 Alessandra, meanwhile, was roasting small potatoes, drizzling olive oil over butterhead lettuce, and cooking sweet Italian sausages. Libby Copeland, Curbed, 14 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of butterhead was in 1840

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“Butterhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterhead. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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