Bibb lettuce
noun Etymology: Major John Bibb, 19th century American grower Date: 1961 a butter lettuce of a variety that has a small head and dark green color — called also Bibb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bibb lettuce — ☆ bibb lettuce [bib ] n. [after Jack Bibb (1789 1884), Kentucky horticulturist who developed it] a type of butterhead lettuce, formed in loose heads of very crisp, dark green leaves …   English World dictionary

  • Bibb lettuce — Bibb′ let′tuce [[t]bɪb[/t]] n. a variety of lettuce having a small tapering head and light green leaves • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Bibb lettuce — /bib/ a variety of lettuce having a small, somewhat tapering head and tender, light green leaves. [1960 65; allegedly after a 19th century U.S. grower, though the variety was first introduced about 1890 under the name Half Century, and the… …   Universalium

  • bibb lettuce — noun N. Amer. a butterhead lettuce of a variety that has crisp dark green leaves. Origin C19: named after the American horticulturalist Jack Bibb …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bibb lettuce — noun lettuce with relatively crisp leaves • Hypernyms: ↑butterhead lettuce …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bibb lettuce — crispy dark leafed lettuce that grows in a small loosely formed head …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bibb — noun see Bibb lettuce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lettuce — Taxobox name = Lettuce image width = 260 px image caption = Iceberg lettuce field in Northern Santa Barbara County regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Asteraceae genus = Lactuca species = L …   Wikipedia

  • butterhead lettuce — noun lettuce with relatively soft leaves in a loose head; easily broken or bruised • Hypernyms: ↑lettuce • Hyponyms: ↑buttercrunch, ↑Bibb lettuce, ↑Boston lettuce • Part Holonyms: ↑head lettuce, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • butter lettuce — noun : a butterhead lettuce: as a. : boston lettuce b. : bibb lettuce …   Useful english dictionary

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