lettuce

noun
let·tuce | \ˈle-təs \

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.

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Cut lettuce, cooked beef, beans, enchilada sauce and tamales at improper temperature. Robert Gundran, azcentral, "Restaurant with no sneeze guard on salsa bar among this week's violations," 11 July 2018 Ingredients: contents of the patty not listed, lettuce, tomato and tator tots. Taylor Palmby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Are there healthy food options at Summerfest? Kind of and we've ranked and rated them for you," 5 July 2018 That’s made by adding chopped lettuce, tomato and fresh or fried onions with a sprinkle of oregano and, if desired, some olive oil and vinegar. Joseph A. Gambardello, Philly.com, "How to make a Philly cheesesteak," 5 July 2018 Each box gets some fruit and vegetables — apples, strawberries, tomatoes, bags of lettuce, a cucumber or peppers — and some baked goods. Alison Arnett, BostonGlobe.com, "At Mi-Amore, volunteers put recovered food in the hands of those who need it most," 26 June 2018 There will be 28 planters throughout the city, which the homeless will be paid to tend and from which anyone can pluck herbs, strawberries, lettuce, squash and other vegetables. Matthew Ormseth, courant.com, "A Planter On Every Corner: Whole Foods and Charter Oak To Sprout Fruits and Vegetables Throughout Hartford," 14 June 2018 The beef is mixed with a little lamb to give the patty more depth and then layered on an Acme bun with caramelized onions, cheese, shredded lettuce, bacon and horseradish aioli. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Best burgers in the Bay Area from the 2018 Top 100 restaurants," 12 June 2018 Now Javier grows only a bit of lettuce, radishes, cauliflower, cabbage. Joe Mozingo, latimes.com, "One of L.A.'s oldest community gardens thrived for decades. Then the water wars began.," 4 June 2018 Without having sold a single lettuce, Plenty is planning expansion into China and Japan. The Economist, "The impact of Masayoshi Son’s $100bn tech fund will be profound," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of lettuce

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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lettuce

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lettuce

: a plant that has large leaves that are eaten especially in salads

lettuce

noun
let·tuce | \ˈle-təs \

Kids Definition of lettuce

: a garden plant that has large crisp leaves eaten especially in salads

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