Salad meaning

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A cold dish of chopped vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, or other food, usually prepared with a dressing, such as mayonnaise.
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A varied mixture.
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A green vegetable or herb used in salad, especially lettuce.
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A dish, usually cold, of raw or sometimes cooked vegetables or fruits in various combinations, served with a dressing, or molded in gelatin, and sometimes with seafood, poultry, eggs, etc. added.
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A finely chopped or ground food mixed with mayonnaise, seasonings, etc. and served as on lettuce or in a sandwich.

Tuna salad, egg salad sandwich.

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The definition of a salad is a prepared dish usually with a mix of lettuce and other raw or cooked vegetables and topped with a dressing.

An example of a salad is butter lettuce chopped with tomatoes, onions and an Italian dressing.

An example of a salad is chopped chicken, mayonnaise, onions and seasonings served on lettuce or as a spread for a sandwich; chicken salad.

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A food made primarily of a mixture of raw or cold ingredients, typically vegetables, usually served with a dressing such as vinegar or mayonnaise.

Boys, I may not know much but I know the difference between chicken shit and chicken salad.

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A raw vegetable of the kind used in salads.
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Origin of salad

  • Middle English salade from Old French possibly from Old Provençal salada from Vulgar Latin salāta from feminine past participle of *salāre to salt from Latin sāl salt sal- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Old French, borrowed from Northern Italian salada, salata (compare insalata), from Vulgar Latin *salāta, from *salāre, from Latin saliō, from sal (“salt").

    From Wiktionary