romaine

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noun ro·maine \rō-ˈmān, ˈrō-ˌ\

Definition of romaine

  1. :  a lettuce that belongs to a cultivar of garden lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and has long crisp leaves and columnar heads —called also cos lettuce

Origin and Etymology of romaine

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


First Known Use: 1907


ROMAINE Defined for English Language Learners

romaine

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noun ro·maine \rō-ˈmān, ˈrō-ˌ\

Definition of romaine for English Language Learners

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


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