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salad

[ sal-uhd ]
/ ˈsæl əd /
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noun

a usually cold dish consisting of vegetables, as lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, covered with a dressing and sometimes containing seafood, meat, or eggs.
any of various dishes consisting of foods, as meat, seafood, eggs, pasta, or fruit, prepared singly or combined, usually cut up, mixed with a dressing, and served cold: chicken salad; potato salad.
any herb or green vegetable, as lettuce, used for salads or eaten raw.
South Midland and Southern U.S. greens (def. 22b).
any mixture or assortment: The usual salad of writers, artists, and musicians attended the party.

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Origin of salad

1350–1400; Middle English salad(e) <Middle French salade<Old Provençal salada<Vulgar Latin *salāta, feminine past participle of *salāre to salt, equivalent to sal-, stem of sālsalt1 + -āta-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for salad

salad
/ (ˈsæləd) /

noun

a dish of raw vegetables, such as lettuce, tomatoes, etc, served as a separate course with cold meat, eggs, etc, or as part of a main course
any dish of cold vegetables or fruitpotato salad; fruit salad
any green vegetable used in such a dish, esp lettuce

Word Origin for salad

C15: from Old French salade, from Old Provençal salada, from salar to season with salt, from Latin sal salt
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