corn salad
noun Etymology: from its occurrence as a weed in fields of grain Date: 1597 any of several herbs (genus Valerianella) of the valerian family; especially a low European herb (V. locusta syn. V. olitoria) that is widely cultivated for its leaves used in salads and as a potherb — called also lamb's lettuce, mâche

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  • Corn salad — close up Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Corn salad — 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

  • corn-salad — cornˈ salad noun A plant of the genus Valerianella, esp V. locusta the common corn salad, sometimes used as salads and formerly called lamb s lettuce • • • Main Entry: ↑corn …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn salad — n. a European herb (Valerianella locusta) of the valerian family, often found in cornfields, with rose, blue, or white flowers and leaves that are used in salads …   English World dictionary

  • corn salad — any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, of the valerian family, esp. V. locusta (or V. olitoria), having small light blue flowers and tender, narrow leaves eaten in salads. Also called lamb s lettuce, mache. [1590 1600] * * * ▪ plant… …   Universalium

  • corn salad — noun a plant of the genus Valerianella • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant • Hyponyms: ↑common corn salad, ↑lamb s lettuce, ↑Valerianella olitoria, ↑Valerianella locusta …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn salad — corn′ sal ad n. pln any of several plants of the genus Valerianella, of the valerian family, esp. V. locusta, having small light blue flowers and tender narrow leaves eaten in salads Also called mache …   From formal English to slang

  • corn salad — noun a) Any of various types of salad made using maize b) Valerianella locusta, a small plant used in salads and as an herb …   Wiktionary

  • corn salad — noun another term for lamb s lettuce …   English new terms dictionary

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

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