What does lactuca mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lactuca, genus Lactuca(noun)

    an herb with milky juice: lettuce; prickly lettuce

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lactuca(noun)

    a genus of composite herbs, several of which are cultivated foe salad; lettuce

  2. Origin: [L., lettuce. See Lettuce.]


  1. Lactuca

    Lactuca, commonly known as lettuce, is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family Asteraceae. The genus includes about 100 species, distributed worldwide, but mainly in temperate Eurasia. Its best-known representative is the garden lettuce, with its many varieties. "Wild lettuce" commonly refers to the wild-growing cousins of common garden lettuce. Many species are common weeds. They are annuals or perennials. Their height can vary between 10 and 180 cm. They form heads or capitula in panicles of yellow, brown or purple flowers in ray florets. The non-edible species may contain bitter elements. Lactuca species are used as food plants by the larvae of a number of Lepidoptera species – see list of Lepidoptera that feed on lettuces.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lactuca in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lactuca in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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