Definition of salad
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 : 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?
Recent Examples of salad from the Web
Chuckanut Pilsner, which seems made to match with potato salad.
A generous side salad accompanied it (and helped take up the wait time), as did more buttery, soft mashed potatoes.
Like its Flatiron district sibling and its locations elsewhere, the restaurant offers only burgers, lobsters or lobster rolls with salad and fries.
Summer rolls from Falansai in Bushwick, salad, and breakfast burritos.
The joke has remained in pop culture since, which is why the recent kerfuffle over Whole Foods finding tuna in their chicken salad was Jessica's chance for the slam dunk self-referential joke of the century.
Mix in 3/4 cup of the salad dressing with meat mixture.
Food offered is a buffet of pasta, kosher pizza, salads, sushi and wine.
Of course, the menu hasn’t abandoned the sports-bar staples of a chicken Caesar salad, pick-your-flavor wings, four different burgers, and a Philly steak 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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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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