Definitions of lettuce
  1. noun
    any of various plants of the genus Lactuca
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    Lactuca sativa, common lettuce, garden lettuce
    annual or perennial garden plant having succulent leaves used in salads; widely grown
    Lactuca sativa longifolia, cos lettuce, romaine lettuce
    lettuce with long dark-green spoon-shaped leaves
    Lactuca sativa capitata, head lettuce
    distinguished by leaves arranged in a dense rosette that develop into a compact ball
    Lactuca sativa crispa, leaf lettuce
    distinguished by leaves having curled or incised leaves forming a loose rosette that does not develop into a compact head
    Lactuca sativa asparagina, celtuce, stem lettuce
    lettuce valued especially for its edible stems
    type of:
    herb, herbaceous plant
    a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
  2. noun
    leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
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    butterhead lettuce
    lettuce with relatively soft leaves in a loose head; easily broken or bruised
    crisphead lettuce, iceberg, iceberg lettuce
    lettuce with crisp tightly packed light-green leaves in a firm head
    cos, cos lettuce, romaine, romaine lettuce
    lettuce with long dark-green leaves in a loosely packed elongated head
    leaf lettuce, loose-leaf lettuce
    lettuce with loosely curled leaves that do not form a compact head
    lettuce with delicate and relatively crunchy leaves
    Bibb lettuce
    lettuce with relatively crisp leaves
    Boston lettuce
    lettuce with relatively soft leaves
    type of:
    salad green, salad greens
    greens suitable for eating uncooked as in salads
  3. noun
    informal terms for money
    synonyms: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum
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    the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
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