mesclun

noun
mes·clun | \ˈmes-klən \

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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And then there will be the vegetables — cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, carrots, arugula and mesclun greens. James Barron, New York Times, "From a Convention Center’s Roof, ‘Walk-Off Vegetables’," 24 June 2018 Tom Shepherd at Shepherd Farms is probably the guy who invented mesclun lettuce in all of California. Matt Jaffe, SFChronicle.com, "Wine maverick Jim Clendenen shares favorite Santa Barbara County spots," 15 June 2018 About ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract Salt, preferably fleur de sel, and freshly ground pepper 4 handfuls of mixed salad greens or mesclunCut the vegetables into ribbons with a vegetable peeler or a mandolin slicer. Carole Kotkin, miamiherald, "There's nothing vanilla about cooking with fragrant, homemade vanilla," 13 June 2018 Several restaurants that served romaine are facing lawsuits from customers, and wholesalers have had to quickly round up kale and mesclun for restaurants that struck it from their menus. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Effects of E.coli Outbreak in Lettuce Ripple Through U.S. Food-Supply Chain," 30 May 2018 The green blobs, which indicate food that is harvested that month, are restricted to two items: mesclun and parsnips. Daniel Arnold, New York Times, "It’s Spring, Right?," 19 May 2018 But despite romaine remaining on the menu, Lee said that many of their patrons are opting for other leafy greens such as mesclun and kale, and the company even added iceberg to their menu for customers looking for an alternative. Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "Is It Still Unsafe to Eat Romaine Lettuce? Here's What You Need To Know," 3 May 2018 This is by design, cofounder Nicolas Jammet tells me in Sweetgreen’s Soho location between bites of the seasonal mesclun, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, chicken, apple, and cranberry maple dressing salad. Cam Wolf, GQ, "Moral Fiber: The Healthier-Than-Thou Design Philosophy That Took Over Your Favorite Salad Chain," 13 Apr. 2018 Consider that mesclun, a story nestled amid recollections of a first trip to France. Bill Daley, chicagotribune.com, "Alice Waters comes to her senses in fine memoir," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of mesclun

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mesclun

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

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mesclun

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mesclun

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

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