Lettuce meaning

lĕtəs
The definition of lettuce is a plant in the genus Lactuca with crispy leaves.

An example of lettuce is the primary ingredient in salads.

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Paper money.
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Any of a genus (Lactuca) of hardy, annual composite plants; specif., a plant (L. sativa) grown for its crisp, succulent, green leaves.
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The leaves of such a plant, much used in salads.
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An edible plant, Lactuca sativa and its close relatives, having a head of green and/or purple leaves.
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(uncountable) The leaves of the lettuce plant, eaten as a vegetable; as a dish often mixed with other ingredients, dressing etc.

I'll have a ham sandwich with lettuce and tomato.

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(uncountable, US, slang) United States paper currency; dollars.
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Origin of lettuce

  • Middle English lettuse from Old French laitues pl. of laitue from Latin lactūca from lac lact- milk (from its milky juice) melg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English letuse, of uncertain precise origin; related to Old French laitue, from Latin lactÅ«ca (“lettuce"), from lac (“milk"), because of the milky fluid in its stalks.

    From Wiktionary