salad

noun
sal·​ad | \ ˈsa-ləd How to pronounce salad (audio) \

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

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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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The necklace wasn’t bought in homage to the trendy salad green that has overwhelmed restaurants and Instagram feeds, though. Alyssa Haak, Marie Claire, "The Item I Wear to Death: My Vintage Kale Necklace," 17 Apr. 2019 Add this tasty cilantro-lime dressing to instantly jazz up any boring salad. Joy Bauer, Woman's Day, "Cilantro Lime Dressing," 15 Feb. 2019 As such, the salad is incredibly flexible and can be adapted to suit personal tastes — or what’s in season at the farmers’ market. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "5 showstopping salads for the 4th of July," 3 July 2018 Potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans are the usual sides. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "These are the best Indianapolis food and drink events in July," 29 June 2018 The fact that there were no other sides to accompany it but a small forgettable salad was disappointing. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "The food doesn't yet live up to the Perch's pretty promise of a view," 14 June 2018 The Wood Fired Half Chicken, served with tortillas, roasted jalapeno, a cilantro-onion-radish salad, lime, salsa and crema is a menu standout. Dave Eckert, kansascity, "Menu finds: A distillery serving ceviche and a brewery with short rib hot dogs," 5 June 2018 The salmon is the prize here; this salad is just another way to show it off. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, "Repertoire: A salad for your summer salmon days," 4 June 2018 Conversely, an arresting-looking romaine salad, dressed with za'atar yogurt and served in a bowl with Parmesan crisps lining the edge like merlons atop a castle wall, is oddly underseasoned. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Saba is stealthy Italian that might surprise traditionalists," 31 May 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 How to pronounce salad (audio) \

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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