wild lettuce

noun

Definition of wild lettuce

1a : a weedy lettuce that is an escape from a cultivated strain
b : any of several native wild plants of the genus Lactuca: such as
(2) : a blue lettuce (L. pulchella)
(3) : a tall North American herb (L. canadensis) that resembles prickly lettuce but lacks spines

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“Wild lettuce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20lettuce. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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