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

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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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Specialties: Mexican fare such as enchiladas, burritos, tacos, steaks, nachos, Mexican pizza, tamales, flautas, chimichangas, taco salad, seafood, tostadas and nine kinds of fajitas. Plus flan and fried ice cream for dessert. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Lake County News-Sun, "El Puerto's menu is full of owner specialties," 13 July 2018 After a reception at 5:15 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Entree choices are fish, chicken or beef with soup or salad, dinner rolls, vegetables, dessert and nonalcoholic drink for $20. Joy Davis, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora church to celebrate anniversary," 12 July 2018 There’s also a strawberry salad with goat cheese and almonds ($13); and roasted beets with arugula, romesco, feta and candied walnuts ($13). Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "Stem Kitchen and Garden in Mission Bay: Go before it’s ‘discovered’," 12 July 2018 The vegan item is a hearty, healthful salad designed to be filling enough to stand on its own. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's new outdoor dining concept feels more like Miami Beach," 22 June 2018 Twenty-five of 39 people interviewed by the CDC reported eating melon purchased from grocery stores, including cantaloupe, watermelon or a fruit salad mix with melon. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Salmonella outbreak tied to melons sold at Costco stores, including several in Wisconsin," 19 June 2018 All of them reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon, or a fruit salad mix with one or both of them. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Salmonella is sickening Missourians who bought pre-cut melon from this major chain," 8 June 2018 In the case are assorted salads, shrimp and soba noodles with ginger-scallion sauce, and more. Devra First, BostonGlobe.com, "He cooked in upscale restaurants. Now he’s cooking for your family.," 31 May 2018 The lunches were usually salads or bowls full of vegetables with a dressing-like sauce on them. Johnny Miller, Allure, "The Great-Hair Diet: What to Eat for Stronger, Healthier Hair," 30 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 \

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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