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A variety of lettuce having a slender head of long dark-green leaves with broad midribs. Also called cos1, cos lettuce.

[French, from feminine of Romain, Roman, from Old French, from Latin Rōmānus, from Rōma, Rome.]
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(Plants) the usual US and Canadian name for cos1
[C20: from French, from romain Roman]
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(roʊˈmeɪn, rə-)

a variety of lettuce, Lactuca sativa longifolia, having a cylindrical head of long, loose leaves.
Also called romaine′ let′tuce, cos.
[1905–10; < French, feminine of romain Roman]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.romaine - lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated headromaine - 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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[rəʊˈmeɪn] N (US, Canada) (also romaine lettuce) → lechuga f romana, lechuga f cos
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n (US) → Romagnasalat m, → römischer Salat
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