salad

noun
sal·ad | \ ˈsa-ləd \

Definition of salad 

1 : any of various usually cold dishes: such as

a : raw greens (such as lettuce) often combined with other vegetables and toppings and served especially with dressing

b : small pieces of food (such as pasta, meat, fruit, or vegetables) usually mixed with a dressing (such as mayonnaise) or set in gelatin

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

3 : a usually incongruous mixture : hodgepodge

Examples of salad in a Sentence

For dinner we had roast chicken and a salad. a salad of fresh greens I tossed the salad with some oil and vinegar and set it on the table. Would you like soup or salad with your sandwich?
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McDonald’s has pulled the salads from its menu at more than 3,000 locations, following the outbreak that’s sickened at least 54 people in six states, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Nebraska. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin included in Cyclospora outbreak tied to McDonald's salads," 14 July 2018 The fast-food chain has stopped selling the salads, but more people may become sick, the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Maggie Fox /, NBC News, "61 sick in parasite outbreak linked to McDonald's salads," 14 July 2018 Cases have now been reported in multiple counties across the state, and initial investigations report that there may be a link between eating salads from McDonald’s and becoming ill. Elly Belle, Teen Vogue, "McDonald's Salads Possibly Linked to Parasite," 13 July 2018 Add the dressing, tarragon and mint to the salad and toss to coat. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Edamame Succotash Salad," 11 July 2018 Fireside Pies combines them in the salad, and also serves peach tea and a peach crisp dessert. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "Where to find peach dishes away from the Weatherford festival crowd," 10 July 2018 Place the watercress salad on top of the fish and drizzle the plates with remaining olive oil. Nicole Sours Larson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "White fish & vegetables," 9 July 2018 Creamy lemon soup is one of the key starters, and folks love the wedge salad with a unique and original homemade feta cheese dressing. Joan Cary, Aurora Beacon-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Basil’s Greek Dining in Aurora," 8 July 2018 Yes, hopefully someone has hidden the football, by the salads or something, in the White House. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Pod Save America’s Dan Pfeiffer on Recode Media," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of salad

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for salad

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

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salad

noun

English Language Learners Definition of salad

: 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

noun
sal·ad | \ ˈsa-ləd \

Kids Definition of salad

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

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