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1. (Placename) an ancient district of the Netherlands, on an island at the mouth of the Rhine
2. (Placename) an archaic or literary name for Holland1
3. (Placename) a former name for Jakarta


(Plants) a variety of lettuce with smooth pale green leaves. Also called: Batavian endive or Batavian lettuce
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or Dja•kar•ta

(dʒəˈkɑr tə)

the capital of Indonesia, on the NW coast of Java. 8,259,266.
Formerly, Batavia.
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CRINKLY, CRISP, AND often colorful, Batavian lettuce combines the best characteristics of looseleaf and iceberg types.
You won't find Batavian lettuce in the grocery store because it doesn't ship and store well.
But since Batavian lettuce is easy to grow this way, it's ideal for home gardens.