stem lettuce

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Related to stem lettuce: celtuce
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Noun1.stem lettuce - lettuce valued especially for its edible stemsstem lettuce - lettuce valued especially for its edible stems
celtuce - leaves having celery-like stems eaten raw or cooked
lettuce - any of various plants of the genus Lactuca
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The main types of lettuce are loose-leaf varieties, not forming a true head; butter-head or cabbage with very loose heads and soft yellow-green leaves characterized by the small Bibb and later big-headed Boston lettuce, a 19th-century introduction; cos or romaine, generally forming loose upright heads; heading lettuce, forming true solid heads, particularly iceberg; and stem lettuce, otherwise known as celtuce, with a long edible stem and leafy top.