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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Give your walnuts a sprinkle of apple pie spice for a warm accent to a fresh and crunchy lunchtime salad. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Pear & Walnut Salad," 21 Dec. 2018 Add chopped fresh leaves to lamb, rice, salads, or cooked vegetables. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Fresh Mint That Won't Overrun Your Garden," 22 Aug. 2018 Health officials in Illinois and Iowa have identified roughly 100 cases of illness linked to those salads. Fox News, "Rep. Darrell Issa talks explosive Peter Strzok hearing," 15 July 2018 At least 61 people in seven states have been made sick in an outbreak of Cyclospora linked to McDonald’s salads, federal health officials said Friday. Maggie Fox /, NBC News, "61 sick in parasite outbreak linked to McDonald's salads," 14 July 2018 On the menu: From signature soups such as French onion and a hearty chili, to meal-worthy salads ranging from Caesar and California Cobb, starter courses are often suitable for patrons as a lunch option. Philip Potempa, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Flossmoor Station and Brewery," 7 July 2018 Grilled cucumber and cauliflower are great chopped up and added to salads. Christina Pérez, Vogue, "Vegetarian Grilling Ideas Sure To Impress Even The Judge-iest BBQ Guests," 3 July 2018 Add about three-quarters of cheese and about three-quarters of croutons to salad and toss gently with clean hands until lettuce is coated. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Lazy Caesar Salad," 25 June 2018 Top mixed greens with pieces of burrata or add to cold pasta salads. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "You just might fall in love with creamy burrata cheese this summer," 17 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 \

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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