iceberg lettuce


: any of various crisp light green lettuces that when mature have the leaves arranged in a compact head

Examples of iceberg lettuce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And consider this: Arugula contains roughly eight times the calcium, five times the vitamins A, C, and K, and four times the iron as the same amount of iceberg lettuce. Treehugger Editors, Treehugger, 7 Sep. 2023 The meal — which features a wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with tomato, red onions, bacon, homemade blue cheese dressing and a balsamic glaze — was discontinued in 2020 as part of a menu simplification amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 22 July 2023 For additional toppings, try chopped tomatoes, shredded iceberg lettuce, sliced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, and lime wedges. Mary Shannon Wells, Southern Living, 12 June 2023 Menu highlights include its crispy pork with cola lime glaze served in iceberg lettuce and Tecate battered mahi-mahi with green olive aioli. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 14 Sep. 2022 The last time leafy greens made headlines here was in October, when former prime minister Liz Truss was upstaged by an iceberg lettuce. Jennifer Hassan, Washington Post, 22 Feb. 2023 In the end, an iceberg lettuce won. Time, 20 Oct. 2022 Mound the iceberg lettuce onto the bottom bun. Jennifer McClellan, USA TODAY, 10 June 2022 Cheap American cheese — the best cheese for burgers — cloaked the patty alongside the classics: crunchy raw onions, tomatoes, pickles and iceberg lettuce. Dallas News, 22 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of iceberg lettuce was in 1893

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“Iceberg lettuce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

iceberg lettuce

: a lettuce with a tight round head of light green crisp leaves
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