sea lettuce

noun

Definition of sea lettuce

: any of a genus (Ulva) of marine green algae with broad fronds sometimes eaten as salad or used in soups

Examples of sea lettuce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The beach was dotted with signs of life: sea lettuce, oyster shells, horseshoe crab remains, a dark green seaweed known as dead man’s fingers. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, "The Original Long Islanders Fight to Save Their Land From a Rising Sea," 5 Mar. 2020 Alaska’s first kelp farm permits were issued in 2016 at Kodiak, and now 21 growers have added dulce, nori and sea lettuce to their macroalgae startup menus. Anchorage Daily News, "Interest in growing seaweeds in Alaska is gaining momentum," 10 Dec. 2019 Now, besides kelp, 21 Alaska growers also have added dulce, nori and sea lettuce to their macroalgae or shellfish menus. Anchorage Daily News, "Shellfish and seaweed farms are a growing industry in Alaska," 27 Aug. 2019 The bun was enriched with chlorella, a microalga, and the sauce laced with sea lettuce, another common algae. Marta Zaraska, Discover Magazine, "Raising the Steaks: How One City in the Netherlands Wants to Feed the World," 13 Mar. 2019 Besides kelp, 21 of Alaska’s aqua-farmers also have added dulce, nori and sea lettuce to their macroalgae or shellfish menus. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s fledgling mariculture industry expands its reach; former Dunleavy staffer named to fish board," 5 June 2019 Most of the girls boiled them with rice and bouillon cubes from their coffee cans, along with a variety of sea lettuces salvaged from the shore. Susan Shain, The Atlantic, "When Your Final Exam Is Surviving the Wilderness," 5 June 2019 Chef Dan Hunter’s tasting menu ($275) nods to aboriginal delicacies with cucumbers pickled with green ants, but the oyster ice cream/powdered sea lettuce combo is all his own. Margot Dougherty, WSJ, "5 Restaurants Genuinely Worth Traveling For," 24 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of sea lettuce

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea lettuce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20lettuce. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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