ro·​maine | \ rō-ˈmān How to pronounce romaine (audio) , ˈrō-ˌmān \

Definition of romaine

: a lettuce that belongs to a cultivar of garden lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and has long crisp leaves and columnar heads

called also cos lettuce

Examples of romaine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every two days, Miller & Lux staffers will retrieve live heads of romaine, roots still in soil, from Sonoma Hills Farm in Petaluma. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Sep. 2021 Kimbrough, part of the seven-member Expedition 65 crew, previously had experience growing and eating ‘Outredgeous’ red romaine lettuce in 2016. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 19 July 2021 At lunch, those connections can be forged over a predominantly Mediterranean and vegetable-focused menu with dishes like morel mushroom omelets and grilled baby romaine with green goddess. Kate Krader, Fortune, 30 June 2021 The bowl in the background is a head of romaine stored whole for five days that became a little soft, so the core was cut off and placed back in the bowl of water, which seemed to crisp it again nicely. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 May 2021 Belle’s was ordered to stop selling romaine lettuce due to temperature abuse. Phillip Valys,, 2 Aug. 2021 The warning includes all types of romaine lettuce, according to a CDC tweet. David Williams, CNN, 5 Aug. 2021 This hearty union of salmon, romaine, asparagus and lemon — all grilled — and bound together with a thick homemade Caesar dressing is truly a thing of beauty. Washington Post, 12 July 2021 The Kim Chi Pride Bowl is made up of white rice, guacamole, steak, fresh tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa, tomatillo red-chili salsa, sour cream, cheese and romaine lettuce. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 13 June 2021

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First Known Use of romaine

1907, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for romaine

French, from feminine of romain Roman, from Old French, from Latin Romanus

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“Romaine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of romaine

: a type of lettuce that has long, crisp leaves

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