a major group of lettuce varieties having long, coarse leaves and a long, slender head
also romaine lettuce
Origin of romaineFrench ; from (laitue) romaine, literally , Roman (lettuce): said to be so called because brought to the papal court at Avignon by the chamberlain to Charles V and Charles VI: see Roman
A variety of lettuce having a slender head of long dark-green leaves with broad midribs. Also called cos1, cos lettuce.
Origin of romaineFrench, from feminine of Romain, Roman, from Old French, from Latin R&omacron;manus, from R&omacron;ma, Rome.
- Lactuca sativa var. longifolia, a type of lettuce having long crisp leaves forming a slender head.
French, from romaine, the feminine of romain ("Roman"), from Latin Romanus