Definition of salad
1 : any of various usually cold dishes: such asa : raw greens (as lettuce) often combined with other vegetables and toppings and served especially with dressingb : small pieces of food (as pasta, meat, fruit, or vegetables) usually mixed with a dressing (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?
Origin and Etymology of salad
Middle English salade, from Medieval French, from Old Italian (northern dialects) salata, salada, from salar to salt, from sal salt, from Latin
First Known Use: 14th century
SALAD Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of salad for Students
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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