What does salad mean?

Definitions for salad
ˈsæl ədsal·ad

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. saladnoun

    food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens

Wiktionary

  1. saladnoun

    A food made primarily of a mixture of raw or cold ingredients, typically vegetables, usually served with a dressing such as vinegar or mayonnaise.

    Boys, I may not know much but I know the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad.

  2. saladnoun

    A raw vegetable of the kind used in salads.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Saladnoun

    Food of raw herbs.

    Etymology: salade, Fr. salaet, Germ.

    I climbed into this garden to pick a salad, which is not amiss to cool a man’s stomach. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    My sallet days,
    When I was green in judgment, cold in blood. William Shakespeare.

    You have, to rectify your palate,
    An olive, capers, or some better salad,
    Ush’ring the mutton. Ben Jonson.

    Some coarse cold salad is before thee set;
    Fall on. John Dryden, Pers. Sat.

    The happy old Coricyan’s fruits and salads, on which he lived contented, were all of his own growth. Dryden.

    Leaves, eaten raw, are termed salad: if boiled, they become potherbs; and some of those plants which are potherbs in one family, are sallad in another. Isaac Watts.

Wikipedia

  1. Salad

    A salad is a dish consisting of mixed, mostly natural ingredients with at least one raw ingredient. They are typically served at room temperature or chilled, though some can be served warm. Condiments and salad dressings, which exist in a variety of flavors, are often used to enhance a salad. Garden salads use a base of leafy greens such as lettuce, arugula/rocket, kale or spinach; they are common enough that the word salad alone often refers specifically to garden salads. Other types include bean salad, tuna salad, bread salad (e.g. fattoush, panzanella), vegetable salads without leafy greens (e.g. Greek salad, potato salad, coleslaw), sōmen salad (a noodle-based salad), fruit salad, and desserts like jello salad.

ChatGPT

  1. salad

    A salad is a dish made primarily of a mixture of small pieces of various, raw or cooked, food items usually including vegetables or fruits. It is typically served cold and often dressed with vinegar, oil, or other sauces. Salads can also contain grains, meat, cheese, and nuts. They can be served as an appetizer, side dish, main course or dessert, depending on the ingredients.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Saladnoun

    a preparation of vegetables, as lettuce, celery, water cress, onions, etc., usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil, and spice, and eaten for giving a relish to other food; as, lettuce salad; tomato salad, etc

  2. Saladnoun

    a dish composed of chopped meat or fish, esp. chicken or lobster, mixed with lettuce or other vegetables, and seasoned with oil, vinegar, mustard, and other condiments; as, chicken salad; lobster salad

  3. Etymology: [F. salade, OIt. salata, It. insalata, fr. salare to salt, fr. L. sal salt. See Salt, and cf. Slaw.]

Wikidata

  1. Salad

    Salad is a popular, ready-to-eat dish made of heterogeneous ingredients in a wet or once-wet base, usually served chilled or at a moderate temperature. Many people use the word "salad" to describe light, savory leafy vegetable dishes, most often served with a sauce or dressing, but the category may additionally include dishes made of ingredients such as fruits, grains, meats, seafood and sweets. It is difficult to define what is meant by the term "salad", as it encompasses a wide array of serving styles and options. Though many salads use raw ingredients, some use cooked ingredients; most salads use vegetables, though fruit salads also exist. A salad must have a minimum of three ingredients. Most salads are served cold, although some, such as south German potato salad, are served warm. Some consider the warmth of a dish a factor that excludes it from the salad category. These people may call the warm mixture a casserole, a sandwich topping or more specifically, name it for the ingredients which comprise it, e.g. potatoes in, say, a mayo base cooked with bacon. Leafy vegetable salads are generally served with a dressing, as well as various garnishes such as nuts or croutons, and sometimes with meat, fish, pasta, cheese, eggs, or whole grains.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Salad

    sal′ad, n. a preparation of raw herbs (lettuce, endive, chicory, celery, mustard and cress, water-cress, onions, radishes, tomatoes, chervil, &c.) cut up and seasoned with salt, vinegar, &c.: a dish of some kind of meat, chopped, seasoned, and mixed with a salad.—ns. Salad-bur′net, the common burnet, used as a salad; Sal′ading, herbs for salads: the making of salads; Sal′ad-oil, olive-oil, used in dressing salads; Sal′ad-plate, a small plate for salad; Sal′ad-rock′et, the garden rocket; Sal′ad-spoon, a large and long-handled spoon for stirring and mixing salads, made of wood or other material not affected by vinegar.—Salad days, days of youthful inexperience. [Fr. salade—Old It. salatasalare, to salt—L. sal, salt.]

Editors Contribution

  1. salad

    A type of food and food product created and produced in various colors, lettuce, vegetables, cheese, eggs and fruit.

    Salad comes in so many types and are mainly a type of lettuce, vegetables and other appropriate food types according to the product creation.


    Submitted by MaryC on November 20, 2016  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SALAD

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Salad is ranked #50851 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Salad surname appeared 410 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Salad.

    87.5% or 359 total occurrences were Black.
    5.3% or 22 total occurrences were Asian.
    5.1% or 21 total occurrences were White.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'salad' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3356

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'salad' in Nouns Frequency: #2380

Anagrams for salad »

  1. S.D. Ala.

  2. daals

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salad in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of salad in a Sentence

  1. George M. Humphrey:

    You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.

  2. Rick Rodemacher:

    At first we were worried that it wouldnt come across the right way, but its been really well received, the sales are not nearly what the salad bar sales were, but bringing a smile to peoples face is worth it.

  3. Jessica Bartfield:

    There are tons of good options in the freezer aisle, either for individuals or even family-size meals, that can be prepared quickly, or you could buy a rotisserie chicken—take the skin off and slice it on top of a salad, or buy frozen vegetables to serve with it.

  4. Paul Steck:

    We’re always looking for new products, and our autumn seasonal salad is going to have roasted Brussels sprouts on it, five years ago, if someone told me a cutting-edge salad place would be serving Brussels sprouts, I wouldn’t have believed them. We’ve seen a real diversification of the American palate lately—they serve sushi in some high-school cafeterias now.

  5. Jennifer Aniston:

    My perfect salad — Bulgar [sic], cucumbers, parsley, mint, red onion, garbanzo beans, feta cheese, pistachios.

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