butterhead

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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The first known use of butterhead was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Butterhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butterhead. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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