Origin of lettuce
Examples from the Web for lettuce
They worked all summer and picked peaches, lettuce, or avocados.Careful What You Wish For: Here’s What California Would Look Like Without Illegal Immigrants|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions—on a sesame seed bun.Have We Reached ‘Peak Burger’? The Crazy Fetishization of Our Most Basic Comfort Food|Brandon Presser|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was eating the meal on which he would play—steak, peas, lettuce, fruit jello, and tea.
The sandwich is made with thick tiles of quality bread and adorned with lettuce and tomato.Become a Fried Seafood Believer at South Beach Market|Jane & Michael Stern|April 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You know the Korean-style barbecue that you wrap in lettuce leaves to eat?
The pineapple is to be picked up in rather large bits and placed on lettuce with mayonnaise.Gala Day Luncheons|Caroline Benedict Burrell
When lettuce is used, the leaf is served whole, the edges just appearing outside the bread.
Slice a head of lettuce and two leaves of tarragon very fine.The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book|Victor Hirtzler
"But it must be finer yet for some things, like lettuce and tomatoes," said Mr. Blake.Daddy Takes Us to the Garden|Howard R. Garis
Chill thoroughly, then turn from the moulds on to lettuce leaves.
British Dictionary definitions for lettuce
Word Origin for lettuce
Word Origin and History for lettuce
late 13c., probably from Old French laitues, plural of laitue "lettuce," from Latin lactuca "lettuce," from lac (genitive lactis) "milk" (see lactation); so called for the milky juice of the plant.