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

Examples of mesclun in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The greens are a tougher bunch than the fragile mesclun and Little Gems that have become de rigeur on San Francisco salad menus since the 1980s. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Oct. 2021 Alice Waters named Todd Koons seized upon the new technology as a way to deliver mesclun and mache to the masses in supermarkets across the country. oregonlive, 27 Oct. 2020 And though sturdy lettuces like iceberg, romaine, and kale can stand up to heavy, creamy dressings, delicate microgreens, mesclun, and herbs call for thinner vinaigrettes. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 21 May 2020 Just toss in some fried tofu, some mesclun greens and finish with some peanuts for crunch. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, 1 Aug. 2019 For lettuce, mesclun and other small plants that produce leafy greens, your containers can be shallow, 6 to 8 inches deep, which will cost less to buy and to fill. Pam Peirce,, 3 Apr. 2020 Mild and tender: Chard, lettuce, mâche, mesclun, spinach, tatsoi. Mild and firm: Bok choy, cabbage, collard greens. Alexa Weibel, New York Times, 11 Apr. 2020 Past outbreaks have been linked to imported fresh produce such as raspberries, basil, arugula, snow peas, mesclun and cilantro. Washington Post, 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, 22 Jan. 2018 See More

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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 25 Jun. 2022.

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