What does lettuce mean?

Definitions for lettuce
ˈlɛt ɪslet·tuce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum(noun)

    informal terms for money

  2. lettuce(noun)

    any of various plants of the genus Lactuca

  3. lettuce(noun)

    leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa

Wiktionary

  1. lettuce(Noun)

    An edible plant, Lactuca sativa and its close relatives, having a head of green and/or purple leaves.

  2. lettuce(Noun)

    The leaves of the lettuce plant, eaten as a vegetable; as a dish often mixed with other ingredients, dressing etc.

    I'll have a ham sandwich with lettuce and tomato.

  3. lettuce(Noun)

    Folding money, also called cabbage, due to the green color of both US currency and the vegetables.

  4. Origin: From letuse, of uncertain precise origin; related to laitue, from lactuca, from lac.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lettuce(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [OE. letuce, prob. through Old French from some Late Latin derivative of L. lactuca lettuce, which, according to Varro, is fr. lac, lactis, milk, on account of the milky white juice which flows from it when it is cut: cf. F. laitue. Cf. Lacteal, Lactucic.]

Freebase

  1. Lettuce

    Lettuce 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 leaves. Lettuce spread to the Greeks and Romans, the latter of whom gave it the name "lactuca", from which the English "lettuce" is ultimately derived. By 50 AD, multiple types were described, and lettuce appeared often in medieval writings, including several herbals. The 16th through 18th centuries saw the development of many varieties in Europe, and by the mid-18th century cultivars were described that can still be found in gardens. Europe and North America originally dominated the market for lettuce, but by the late 1900s the consumption of lettuce had spread throughout the world. Generally grown as a hardy annual, lettuce is easily cultivated, although it requires relatively low temperatures to prevent it from flowering quickly. It can be plagued with numerous nutrient deficiencies, as well as insect and mammal pests and fungal and bacterial diseases. L. sativa crosses easily within the species and with some other species within the Lactuca genus; although this trait can be a problem to home gardeners who attempt to save seeds, biologists have used it to broaden the gene pool of cultivated lettuce varieties. World production of lettuce and chicory for calendar year 2010 stood at 23,620,000 metric tons, over half of which came from China.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lettuce

    let′is, n. a plant containing a milky juice, its leaves used as a salad. [O. Fr. laictuce (Fr. laitue)—L. lactucalac, milk.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lettuce

    Any of the various plants of the genus Lactuca, especially L. sativa, cultivated for its edible leaves. (From American Heritage Dictionary, 2d ed)

CrunchBase

  1. Lettuce

    Lettuce is a simple order management system with a mobile sales app enabling your business to capture, track, and process orders anywhere in real time. We primarily focus on small and medium sized businesses.

Editors Contribution

  1. lettuce

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed created and cultivated in various colors and species.

    Lettuce is grown worldwide as a source of food and is loved by many with its wide variety.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 30, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lettuce in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lettuce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of lettuce in a Sentence

  1. The CDC:

    Before purchasing romaine lettuce at a grocery store or eating it at a restaurant, confirm with the store or restaurant that is not chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma Arizona growing region. If you cannot confirm the source of the romaine lettuce, do not buy it or eat it.

  2. Frank Yiannas:

    If romaine lettuce does not have labeling information for its growing area or the source can not be confirmed, consumers should not eat or use the romaine, restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell romaine lettuce if they can not confirm it is from outside Salinas.

  3. Robert Tauxe:

    Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, it is critically important to avoid buying or eating romaine lettuce from the Salinas growing area so you can protect yourself and your family.

  4. Paul Steck:

    I want my onions grilled when I order them, and I want my pita warm from the oven, not the microwave. To me, that’s fresh. while most of the industry has gone to bagged lettuce product—there’s a whole wall of that stuff in the grocery store now—we take full heads of lettuce and chop them each day.

  5. Groucho Marx:

    I did toy with the idea of doing a cook-book. The recipes were to be the routine ones: how to make dry toast, instant coffee, hearts of lettuce and brownies. But as an added attraction, at no extra charge, my idea was to put a fried egg on the cover. I think a lot of people who hate literature but love fried eggs would buy it if the price was right.

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