lettuce

Primary Meanings of lettuce

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n
any of various plants of the genus Lactuca
2.
n
informal terms for money
Full Definitions of lettuce
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n 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

n 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
buttercrunch
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
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n informal terms for money

Synonyms:
boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lolly, loot, lucre, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum
Type of:
money
the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender

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