Lettuce Definition

lĕtəs
noun
Any of a genus (Lactuca) of hardy, annual composite plants; specif., a plant (L. sativa) grown for its crisp, succulent, green leaves.
Webster's New World
The leaves of such a plant, much used in salads.
Webster's New World
Paper money.
Webster's New World

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

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Other Word Forms of Lettuce

Noun

Singular:
lettuce
Plural:
lettuces

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

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