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
Thunder pulls it off the grill, adds a variety of toppings (but no lettuce or tomato), and nestles it in a basket next to crinkle cut fries.
The oversized bun was butter-toasted, lined with lettuce, and then the big chunks of lobster layered with mayo, salt, and pepper were laid on top.
If citizens can only buy tomatoes and oranges, but not kale nor lettuce, then the value of the market is limited.
Let the onion, and the lettuce, and that crunch, speak for themselves.
Gebrüder Meier Primanatura estimates that the CO2 from the plant will enhance the growth of its lettuce by 20 to 30 percent.
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.
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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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