mes·​clun | \ ˈme-sklən How to pronounce mesclun (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web Past outbreaks have been linked to imported fresh produce such as raspberries, basil, arugula, snow peas, mesclun and cilantro. Washington Post, "Northern Virginia health officials investigating foodborne illness outbreaks," 23 July 2019 Early in the month, sow seeds of quick-to-harvest cool-season vegetables such as carrots, mesclun lettuces, radishes, and spinach. Thad Orr, Sunset, "Your Essential Gardening To-Do List for April," 22 Jan. 2018 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,, "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,, "Is It Still Unsafe to Eat Romaine Lettuce? Here's What You Need To Know," 3 May 2018

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mesclun

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

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