butter lettuce
noun Date: 1972 a lettuce (as Bibb or Boston lettuce) with a soft loose head of tender oily mild-flavored leaves

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

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

  • butter lettuce — /ˈbʌtə lɛtəs/ (say butuh letuhs) noun a type of lettuce with soft loosely packed leaves and a mild buttery flavour …   Australian English dictionary

  • butter-head — «BUHT uhr HEHD», noun. a type of lettuce that forms a smaller head than crisp lettuce, and has waxy or buttery leaves …   Useful english dictionary

  • lettuce — /let is/, n. 1. a cultivated plant, Lactuca sativa, occurring in many varieties and having succulent leaves used for salads. 2. any species of Lactuca. 3. Slang. U.S. dollar bills; greenbacks. [1250 1300; 1925 30 for def. 3; ME letuse, appar. <… …   Universalium

  • Boston lettuce — noun Date: 1880 butter lettuce of a variety that is larger than the closely related Bibb lettuce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • White lettuce — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • butterhead lettuce — noun a class of lettuce varieties having soft leaves that grow in a loose head and are said to have the flavour of butter …   English new terms dictionary

  • Crab Louie — Salad showing main ingredients Origin Alternative name(s) Crab Louis Salad Place of origin U …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”