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cos 1(kôs, kŏs)
[After Cos (Kos).]
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(Plants) a variety of lettuce with a long slender head and crisp leaves. Usual US and Canadian name: romaine Compare cabbage lettuce
[C17: named after Kos, the Aegean island of its origin]
(Placename) a variant spelling of Kos
(Military) Chief of Staff
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[1690–1700; after Kos, where it originated]
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Abbreviation of cosine
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|Noun||1.||cos - ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle|
|2.||cos - lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head|
lettuce - leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
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