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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Monitoring your soda intake is a reasonable request, but making your own salad dressing? Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "9 Things the Kardashian-Jenners Did on Their Apps That Will Stand the Test of Time," 20 Dec. 2018 Anyone wearing a soccer jersey gets a buy-one-get-one-free burritos, bowls, salads or tacos at participating locations, according to a news release. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Goaaaal!!! Free food for soccer fans at Florida Chipotles on July 15," 12 July 2018 Add a squeeze of lemon or orange juice to a spinach salad, or toss diced apples into a lentil dish. Amy Gorin, NBC News, "7 food pairings that will increase nutrient absorption," 9 July 2018 Use your favorite nut butters to make an easy salad dressing or sandwich spread. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 My brother and father came back with tales of salad dressing made out of pickle juice, pranks played, and enormous fish caught and released. Heather Radke, Longreads, "A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing With Your Father," 16 June 2018 The festival will also invite children to pot up an herb to take home, measure and mix herbs to create their own salad dressings, decorate harvest bags and attend a variety of culinary workshops and cooking demonstrations. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "8 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 14 June 2018 The base ingredients are the same, but salad dressing typically is tangier and sweeter than mayonnaise. Heloise, Houston Chronicle, "Here’s to the U.S. flag!," 13 June 2018 Think about blending tofu into smoothies and salad dressings. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "How to start teaching your kids to cook: an age-appropriate guide," 12 June 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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