salad

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noun sal·ad \ˈsa-ləd\

Definition of salad

  1. 1 :  any of various usually cold dishes: such asa :  raw greens (such as lettuce) often combined with other vegetables and toppings and served especially with dressingb :  small pieces of food (such as pasta, meat, fruit, or vegetables) usually mixed with a dressing (such as mayonnaise) or set in gelatin

  2. 2 :  a green vegetable or herb grown for salad; especially :  lettuce

  3. 3 :  a usually incongruous mixture :  hodgepodge

Examples of salad in a Sentence

  1. For dinner we had roast chicken and a salad.

  2. a salad of fresh greens

  3. I tossed the salad with some oil and vinegar and set it on the table.

  4. Would you like soup or salad with your sandwich?

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Origin and Etymology of salad

Middle English salade, from Middle French, from Old Italian (northern dialects) salata, salada, from salar to salt, from sal salt, from Latin



SALAD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of salad for English Language Learners

  • : a mixture of raw green vegetables (such as different types of lettuce) usually combined with other raw vegetables

  • : a mixture of small pieces of raw or cooked food (such as pasta, meat, fruit, eggs, or vegetables) combined usually with a dressing and served cold


SALAD Defined for Kids

salad

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noun sal·ad \ˈsa-ləd\

Definition of salad for Students

  1. 1 :  a mixture of raw usually green leafy vegetables (as lettuce) combined with other vegetables (as tomato and cucumber) and served with a dressing

  2. 2 :  a mixture of small pieces of food (as meat, fish, pasta, fruit, or vegetables) usually combined with a dressing



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