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
Recent Examples of romaine from the Web
Divide among 4 dinner plates: 1 (12-ounce) bunch romaine, torn into 1/2-inch pieces.
In a medium bowl, toss together the cabbage, romaine, cilantro and Cotija cheese.
Chipotle: Salad Bowl Khloé's order includes romaine lettuce, black beans, fajita vegetables, fresh tomato salsa, and guacamole.
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Origin and Etymology of romaine
French, from feminine of romain Roman, from Old French, from Latin Romanus
First Known Use: 1907
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Definition of romaine for English Language Learners
: a type of lettuce that has long, crisp leaves
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