ro·maine | \rō-ˈmān, 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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Our nation’s handy grab-and-go options tend to be tightly packed disappointments of iceberg or romaine leaves, tossed with some dry chicken cubes, and paired with packets of goopy balsamic dressing. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "How to Make Your Store-Bought Lunch Salad a Little Less Depressing," 19 June 2018 Rows of kale, chard and romaine grow on sliding columns suspended from the ceiling. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Urban Farming Program Cultivates Opportunity in the Projects," 12 June 2018 Menu options feature salmon, creamy dill sauce, rice pilaf and mixed vegetables or vegetable soup, egg salad on romaine and roll. Linda Mcintosh,, "Rotary to host Wine, Brews & Buckaroos," 9 May 2018 Head lettuce types like romaine and butterhead perform best when transplanted. Hilary Dahl, Good Housekeeping, "4 Essential Tips For Planning Your Fall Garden—And 5 Veggies You Can Still Plant In August," 3 Aug. 2017 Since mid-March, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration have identified five deaths and 210 illnesses caused by E. coli infections linked mostly to bagged, prechopped romaine. Julia Belluz, Vox, "The romaine lettuce E. Coli outbreak is finally over," 29 June 2018 Besides pepperoni, DiCarlo's toppings are Italian sausage, Italian ham, romaine tomatoes and sauteed mushrooms. Melissa Reinert,, "DiCarlo's unique pizza sparking interest in NKY," 14 June 2018 Tainted lettuce may be off store shelves, but the ramifications of the nationwide romaine E. coli outbreak aren’t over yet. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "4 More People Have Died From the Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak," 1 June 2018 The last day of the Yuma romaine lettuce harvest was April 16, reports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, based on reports from the Arizona Department of Agriculture. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Tainted romaine lettuce deaths hit 5, cases encompass 35 states," 1 June 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

: a type of lettuce that has long, crisp leaves

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