lettuce

  1. any of various plants of the genus Lactuca
  2. leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa

Lettuce

Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is an annual plant of the aster or sunflower family Asteraceae. It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable, but sometimes for its stem and seeds. Lettuce was first cultivated by the ancient Egyptians who turned it from a weed, whose seeds were used to produce oil, into a plant grown for its seeds and leaves. Lettuce spread...
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Lettuce

• (n.) A composite plant of the genus Lactuca (L. sativa), the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States is L. Canadensis.
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lettuce

<botany> A composite plant of the genus Lactuca (L. Sativa), the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States is L. Canadensis. Hare's lettuce, Lamb's lettuce. See Hare, and Lamb. Lettuce opium. See Lactucarium. Sea lettuce, cer...
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lettuce

(Lactuca sativa), cultivated annual salad plant, probably derived from the prickly lettuce (L. scariola) of the family Asteraceae. Four botanical ... [4 related articles]
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lettuce

noun leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
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Lettuce

Let'tuce (lĕt'tĭs) noun [ Middle English letuce , probably through Old French from some Late Latin derivative of Latin lactuca lettuce, which, according to Varro, is from lac , lactis , milk, on account of the milky white juice which flows from it when it is cut...
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lettuce

Annual plant whose large edible leaves are commonly used in salads. There are many varieties, including the cabbage lettuce, with round or loose heads, the Cos lettuce, with long, upright heads, and the Iceberg lettuce, with tight heads of crisp leaves. They are all believed to have been derived from the wild species L. serriola....
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Lettuce

Lettuce is a popular name for members of the herbaceous genus Lactuca, of the family Asteraceae, family Compositae, particularly the garden lettuce, (Lactuca sativa). The genus is native to temperate regions of Eurasia and North America. The flowers, borne in panicled heads, produce feathered fruits called achenes. European wild, or prickly lettuce...
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Lettuce

Lettuce is slang for money.
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lettuce

lettuce, annual garden plant (Lactuca sativa and varieties) of the family Asteraceae (aster family), probably native to the East Indies or Asia Minor, possibly as a derivative of the widespread weed called wild lettuce (L. scariola). L. sativa has been grown as a salad plant since antiquity and is u...
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lettuce

[n] - any of various plants of the genus Lactuca 2. [n] - leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
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