miner's lettuce

noun

: a glossy green herb (Montia perfoliata synonym Claytonia perfoliata) of the purslane family especially of western North America that produces racemes of pink to white flowers subtended by a disk of two leaves united around the stem and is used as a salad green

Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miner's lettuce was in 1897

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“Miner's lettuce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miner%27s%20lettuce. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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