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Caesar salad

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noun

a salad of romaine lettuce tossed with an olive oil dressing, a coddled or raw egg, garlic, and grated cheese and topped with croutons and sometimes anchovies.

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Origin of Caesar salad

First recorded in 1945–50; allegedly after a restaurant named Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico
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Caesar salad

noun

a salad of lettuce, cheese, and croutons with a dressing of olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice

Word Origin for Caesar salad

C20: named after Caesar Cardini (1896–1956), Mexican restaurateur who invented it
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