corn salad

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corn salad

n.
See mache.

corn salad

n
(Plants) any valerianaceous plant of the genus Valerianella, esp the European species V. locusta, which often grows in cornfields and whose leaves are sometimes used in salads. Also called: lamb's lettuce

corn′ sal`ad


n.
any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, of the valerian family, esp. V. locusta, having small light blue flowers and tender narrow leaves eaten in salads. Also called mache.

corn salad

- A name given to several species of annual herbs sometimes used for salad.
See also related terms for salad.
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Noun1.corn salad - a plant of the genus Valerianellacorn salad - a plant of the genus Valerianella  
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Valerianella, Valerianella - genus of Old World annual herbs widely naturalized
common corn salad, lamb's lettuce, Valerianella locusta, Valerianella olitoria - widely cultivated as a salad crop and pot herb; often a weed