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

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In 2015 the crew of the ISS became the first to consume food grown in space: red romaine lettuce. Sarah-grace Mankarious, CNN, "Floating food: The history of eating in space," 19 July 2019 The char from grilling vegetables, like romaine lettuce in this Caesar salad recipe, adds flavor, texture and visual appeal. Claire Perez,, "Claire’s tip of the week: Grill vegetables for flavor, texture," 19 July 2019 Spoon it into an outer romaine leaf or eat it as is. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "7 Healthy Late-Night Snacks," 3 July 2019 Serve with remaining romaine mixture and extra mustard if desired. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Chicago-Style Chicken Dogs," 1 July 2019 To buy: 3/4 pound veal scallops, 1 bag washed, ready-to-eat romaine radicchio leaves, 3/4 pound new or creamer potatoes and 1 small bunch fresh parsley. Linda Gassenheimer, Twin Cities, "Light dish features new potatoes, greens with sauteed veal," 24 June 2019 The message last November, obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request, came days before the agency warned people to avoid romaine ahead of Thanksgiving. Candice Choi, The Seattle Times, "Emails show FDA worry after romaine outbreaks," 29 Mar. 2019 Some of the ill patients had not eaten romaine themselves but became sick through contact with others who had, the C.D.C. said. New York Times, "Four More People Die From Tainted Romaine Lettuce," 1 June 2018 While dealing with a romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak, the FDA issued an alert Tuesday about a norovirus outbreak related to oysters from Canada. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "FDA issues an alert about a norovirus outbreak involving seafood from Canada | Miami Herald," 1 May 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of romaine

US : a type of lettuce that has long, crisp leaves

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