Definition of lettuce
: any of a genus (Lactuca) of composite plants; especially : a common garden vegetable (L. sativa) whose succulent leaves are used especially in salads
Examples of lettuce in a Sentence
I like a little lettuce and tomato on my sandwiches.
Recent Examples of lettuce from the Web
Firehouse Subs is known for hot subs piled with steamed meats and cheeses, including the Hook a Ladder (turkey, ham and Monterey Jack cheese with mayonnaise, mustard, lettuce, tomato and onion) and the Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket sub.
The carbon boost could improve the lettuce harvest by up to 20 percent, according to the company's website.
On June 5, stop by for the Dr. Cudmore burger ($5), a double cheeseburger built on Texas toast with tomato, lettuce and ketchup.
And do away with boring condiments like lettuce and tomato by subbing in some exciting swaps (fig and goat cheese, anyone?).
Dr. Cunningham said Shrilk could be used to make egg cartons or a wrap for lettuces.
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, which operates well over a dozen restaurants in River North (Ema, Il Porcelino, RPM Italian, RPM Steak, Shaw's Crab House, etc.), is finally setting its sights farther west.
Flattened out to between three and six inches in diameter, the $10 pork tenderloin is served up on a bun with lettuce, tomato and onion, while fans vary their condiment choices among mustard, mayo, ketchup or plain.
Chipotle: Salad Bowl Khloé's order includes romaine lettuce, black beans, fajita vegetables, fresh tomato salsa, and guacamole.
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Origin and Etymology of lettuce
Middle English letuse, from Anglo-French letuse, probably from plural of letue lettuce plant, from Latin lactuca, from lact-, lac milk; from its milky juice — more at galaxy
First Known Use: 14th century
LETTUCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lettuce for English Language Learners
: a plant that has large leaves that are eaten especially in salads
LETTUCE Defined for Kids
Definition of lettuce for Students
: a garden plant that has large crisp leaves eaten especially in salads
History for lettuce
Many kinds of lettuce have a milky white juice. Lettuce owes its name to this fact. The Latin name for lettuce, lactuca, from which we get English lettuce (through medieval French letuse), came from the Latin word for milk, lac.
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