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Definition of Lettuce


  1. 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.

Lettuce Quotations

Salad can get a bad rap. People think of bland and watery iceberg lettuce, but in fact, salads are an art form, from the simplest rendition to a colorful kitchen-sink approach.
Marcus Samuelsson

The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.
Cesar Chavez

It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is 'soporific'.
Beatrix Potter

We don't need a melting pot in this country, folks. We need a salad bowl. In a salad bowl, you put in the different things. You want the vegetables - the lettuce, the cucumbers, the onions, the green peppers - to maintain their identity. You appreciate differences.
Jane Elliot

You don't want to make a steady diet of just lettuce. You don't want to make a steady diet of fried chicken.
Paula Deen
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Lettuce Translations

lettuce in Afrikaans is kropslaai, blaarslaai
lettuce in Danish is salat
lettuce in Dutch is salade, kropsla, latuw, sla
lettuce in Finnish is lehtisalaatti
lettuce in German is Kopfsalat
lettuce in Italian is lattuga
lettuce in Latin is lactuca
lettuce in Norwegian is bladsalat
lettuce in Portuguese is alface
lettuce in Spanish is lechuga
lettuce in Swedish is sallad
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