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 cos 1. Also called cos lettuce .
Origin of romaineFrench from feminine of Romain Roman from Old French from Latin Rōmānus from Rōma 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