Boston lettuce
noun Date: 1880 butter lettuce of a variety that is larger than the closely related Bibb lettuce

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Boston lettuce — n. a type of butterhead lettuce …   English World dictionary

  • Boston lettuce — noun lettuce with relatively soft leaves • Hypernyms: ↑butterhead lettuce * * * noun [noncount] US : a kind of soft lettuce that is often used in salads …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boston lettuce — a cultivated variety of lettuce having a rounded head of soft, crumpled leaves, used for salads. * * * …   Universalium

  • Boston lettuce — Bos′ton let′tuce n. pln a cultivated variety of lettuce with a rounded head of soft, crumpled leaves: used for salads …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • head lettuce — noun distinguished by leaves arranged in a dense rosette that develop into a compact ball • Syn: ↑Lactuca sativa capitata • Hypernyms: ↑lettuce • Member Holonyms: ↑Lactuca, ↑genus Lactuca • Part Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • butterhead lettuce — [but′ərhed΄] n. a major group of lettuce varieties having soft, pliable leaves and small, loose heads, including bibb and Boston lettuce * * * …   Universalium

  • head lettuce — any variety of the lettuce subspecies Lactuca sativa capitata, having leaves that grow in a dense rosette, esp. iceberg lettuce and Boston lettuce. * * * …   Universalium

  • butterhead lettuce — [but′ərhed΄] n. a major group of lettuce varieties having soft, pliable leaves and small, loose heads, including bibb and Boston lettuce …   English World dictionary

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