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Romaine lettuce (Lactuca sativa var. longifolia)

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Etymology[]

From Middle English letuse, of uncertain precise origin; related to Old French laituë, from Latin lactūca (lettuce), from lac (milk).

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Lettuce

Plural
s

Lettuce (s)

  1. An edible plant, Lactuca sativa and its close relatives, having a head of green and/or purple leaves.
  2. (uncountable) The leaves of the lettuce plant, eaten as a vegetable; as a dish often mixed with other ingredients, dressing etc.
    I’ll have a ham sandwich with lettuce and tomato.
  3. (uncountable, US, slang): Folding money, also called cabbage, due to the green color of both US currency and the vegetables.

Translations[]

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Derived terms[]

  • lettuce leaf
  • lettuce opium
  • sea lettuce

See also[]

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