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a. Any of various plants of the genus Lactuca of the composite family, especially L. sativa, cultivated for its edible leaves.
b. The leaves of L. sativa, used especially in salads.
2. Slang Paper money.
[Middle English lettuse, from Old French laitues, pl. of laitue, from Latin lactūca, from lac, lact-, milk (from its milky juice); see melg- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Plants) any of various plants of the genus Lactuca, esp L. sativa, which is cultivated in many varieties for its large edible leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) the leaves of any of these varieties, which are eaten in salads
3. (Plants) any of various plants that resemble true lettuce, such as lamb's lettuce and sea lettuce
[C13: probably from Old French laitues, pl of laitue, from Latin lactūca, from lac- milk, because of its milky juice]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a cultivated composite plant, Lactuca sativa, occurring in many varieties and having succulent leaves used for salads.
2. the leaves of this plant.
3. any species of Lactuca.
4. Slang. paper money; cash.
[1250–1300; Middle English letuse, appar. < Old French laitues, pl. of laitue < Latin lactūca a lettuce]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A salad is a mixture of cold or uncooked vegetables. You can eat it on its own or with other foods.
For lunch she had a salad of tomato, onion and cucumber.
I made some potato salad for the picnic.
A salad usually includes the large green leaves of a vegetable called a lettuce /'letɪs/. Don't refer to this vegetable as a 'salad'.
Tear the lettuce into small pieces and mix it with the dressing.
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|Noun||1.||lettuce - informal terms for money |
boodle, clams, dinero, gelt, kale, lolly, lucre, moolah, pelf, shekels, simoleons, wampum, loot, dough, bread, cabbage, sugar, scratch
money - the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender; "we tried to collect the money he owed us"
|2.||lettuce - any of various plants of the genus Lactuca|
common lettuce, garden lettuce, Lactuca sativa - annual or perennial garden plant having succulent leaves used in salads; widely grown
cos lettuce, Lactuca sativa longifolia, romaine lettuce - lettuce with long dark-green spoon-shaped leaves
head lettuce, Lactuca sativa capitata - distinguished by leaves arranged in a dense rosette that develop into a compact ball
Lactuca sativa crispa, leaf lettuce - distinguished by leaves having curled or incised leaves forming a loose rosette that does not develop into a compact head
|3.||lettuce - leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa|
butterhead lettuce - lettuce with relatively soft leaves in a loose head; easily broken or bruised
crisphead lettuce, iceberg lettuce, iceberg - lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head; "iceberg is still the most popular lettuce"
romaine, romaine lettuce, cos, cos lettuce - lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head
loose-leaf lettuce, leaf lettuce - lettuce with loosely curled leaves that do not form a compact head
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The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
lettuce[ˈletɪs] N → lechuga f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
(= salad leaves) → salade f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
lettuce[ˈlɛtɪs] n → lattuga
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a type of green plant with large leaves used as a salad. slaai, blaarslaai خَس маруля alface salát (hlávkový) der Kopfsalat salathoved μαρούλιlechuga aedsalat کاهو lehtisalaatti laitueחסה सलाद salata (fejes) saláta daun selada salat lattuga レタス (양)상추, 레터스 salota (lapu) salāti pokok salad slasalatsałata كاهو alface lăptucă салат-латук hlávkový šalát endivija zelena salata sallat, sallad ผักสลัด marul 萵苣 салат-латук کاہو کے پتے cây rau diếp 莴苣
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lettuce→ خَسٌّ hlávkový salát salat Blattsalat μαρούλι lechuga lehtisalaatti laitue salata lattuga レタス 상추 sla salat sałata alface салат-латук sallat ผักกาดที่ใส่ในสลัด marul rau diếp 生菜
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