Origin of romaine
Examples from the Web for romaine
Historical Examples of romaine
Cress, Romaine, or bleached chicory may be used in place of lettuce.Sandwiches
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"Yes, but don't kick that way," said Romaine Smith, choking and sneezing.
"I wish there really was a mill like that; I know what I would grind," said Romaine.
The old struggles of Alsace and Romaine come back to memory.ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;
As she had determined, from that moment she devoted herself to Romaine.
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Word Origin for romaine
type of lettuce, 1876, from French romaine (in laitue romaine, literally "Roman lettuce"), from fem. of Old French romain "Roman," from Latin Romanus (see Roman). Perhaps so called because of the lettuce's introduction into France (by Bureau de la Rivière, chamberlain of Charles V and VI) at the time of the Avignon papacy (1309-77).