mesclun

noun mes·clun \ ˈmes-klən \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of mesclun

: a mixture of young tender greens (such as lettuces, arugula, and chicory); also : a salad made with mesclun

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Origin and Etymology of mesclun

French, from Occitan, literally, mixture, from mescla to mix, from Old Occitan mesclar, from Vulgar Latin *misculare — more at meddle


MESCLUN Defined for English Language Learners

mesclun

noun

Definition of mesclun for English Language Learners

  • : a mixture of young leaves from different plants (such as different types of lettuce) that is eaten as a salad


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