noun Etymology: Middle English salade, from Middle French, from Old Italian (northern dialects) salata, salada, from salar to salt, from sal salt, from Latin Date: 14th century 1. any of various usually cold dishes: as a. raw greens (as lettuce) often combined with other vegetables and toppings and served especially with dressing b. small pieces of food (as pasta, meat, fruit, or vegetables) usually mixed with a dressing (as mayonnaise) or set in gelatin 2. a green vegetable or herb grown for salad; especially lettuce 3. a usually incongruous mixture ; hodgepodge

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