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
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.
The menu consists of two salads, two soups and four entrees, in addition to two featured dishes.
Arnulfo: the guy as compact as a propane tank who couldn’t explain how to prep the salads and desserts.
The same can be said for the raspberry salad ($10), a feature menu item on offer during a recent visit.
At Hearth, a restaurant in Sandy Springs, Georgia, about 30 people — most of them women, most of them white — are sitting at a long table on Saturday night, drinking white wine and beer, scarfing pizzas and salads and talking at a frenzied pitch …
The owners make their own soups, brine their own bacon and added salads when the weather turned warmer.
DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE This informal chain, serving steaks, seafood, salads and sandwiches, has opened a second Manhattan location: Brookfield Place, 250 Vesey Street (West Street), 212-786-0760, delfriscosgrille.com.
Cups, saucers, salad plates, dessert plates, gravy boats, serving platters, sugar bowl, cream pitcher, coffee carafe, all adorned with the same matching dinnerware pattern, were among the possibilities each week.
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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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