Lamb's lettuce
Lettuce Let"tuce (l[e^]t"t[i^]s), n. [OE. letuce, prob. through Old French from some Late Latin derivative of L. lactuca lettuce, which, according to Varro, is fr. lac, lactis, milk, on account of the milky white juice which flows from it when it is cut: cf. F. laitue. Cf. {Lacteal}, {Lactucic}.] 1. (Bot.) A composite plant of the genus {Lactuca} ({Lactuca sativa}), the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States is {Lactuca Canadensis}. [1913 Webster]

2. United States currency; dollar bills; greenbacks. [slang] [PJC]

{Hare's lettuce}, {Lamb's lettuce}. See under {Hare}, and {Lamb}.

{Lettuce opium}. See {Lactucarium}.

{Sea lettuce}, certain papery green seaweeds of the genus {Ulva}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lamb's lettuce — Lamb Lamb, n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The young of the sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb. [1913 Webster] 3. A simple, unsophisticated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamb's lettuce — noun widely cultivated as a salad crop and pot herb; often a weed • Syn: ↑common corn salad, ↑Valerianella olitoria, ↑Valerianella locusta • Hypernyms: ↑corn salad * * * ˈlamb s lettuce 7 [lamb s lettuce …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's lettuce — Corn Corn, n. [AS. corn; akin to OS. korn, D. koren, G., Dan., Sw., & Icel. korn, Goth. ka[ u]rn, L. granum, Russ. zerno. Cf. {Grain}, {Kernel}.] 1. A single seed of certain plants, as wheat, rye, barley, and maize; a grain. [1913 Webster] 2. The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lamb's-lettuce — salotinė sultenė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Valerijoninių šeimos daržovinis augalas (Valerianella locusta), paplitęs Europoje, šiaurės Afrikoje, pietvakarių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Valerianella locusta angl. cornsalad; European… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • lamb's-lettuce — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun (plural lamb s lettuces) : corn salad …   Useful english dictionary

  • lamb's lettuce — noun Date: 1597 corn salad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lamb's lettuce. — See corn salad. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • lamb's lettuce — noun a small blue flowered herbaceous plant, used in salad. [Valerianella locusta.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • lamb's lettuce. — See corn salad. [1590 1600] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamb's tongue — Lamb Lamb, n. [AS. lamb; akin to D. & Dan. lam, G. & Sw. lamm, OS., Goth., & Icel. lamb.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) The young of the sheep. [1913 Webster] 2. Any person who is as innocent or gentle as a lamb. [1913 Webster] 3. A simple, unsophisticated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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