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mache

also mâche  (mäsh)
n.
Any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, especially a Eurasian annual (V. locusta) having small, white to pale bluish flowers and edible young leaves used in salads or as a potherb. Also called corn salad, lamb's lettuce.

[French mâche, from dialectal pomache, from Vulgar Latin *pōmasca, from Latin pōmum, fruit (perhaps because of its slightly sweet taste).]
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mache

(ˈmæʃeɪ)
n
(Art Terms) papier-mâché
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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.
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