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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Lettuce'

Lettuce Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    lettuce n
  1. informal terms for money [syn: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum]
  2. any of various plants of the genus Lactuca
  3. leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
Lettuce Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Lettuce \Let"tuce\ (l[e^]t"t[i^]s), n. [OE. letuce, prob. through Old French from some Late Latin derivative of L. lactuca lettuce, which, according to Varro, is fr. lac, lactis, milk, on account of the milky white juice which flows from it when it is cut: cf. F. laitue. Cf. Lacteal, Lactucic.] (Bot.) A composite plant of the genus Lactuca (L. sativa), the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States is L. Canadensis}. Hare's lettuce, Lamb's lettuce. See under Hare, and Lamb. Lettuce opium. See Lactucarium. Sea lettuce, certain papery green seaweeds of the genus Ulva.

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Lettuce'

Lettuce is a vegetable that is very healthy to eat. Both the stems and the leaves can be eaten.

Lettuce can be grown in many parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, and North America, in temperate climates. It will turn more bitter tasting in hot weather. You can grow lettuce during winter in a greenhouse.

In some countries, it is often eaten cold and raw, in salads, hamburgers, tacos, and many other dishes. In some places, including China, lettuce is eaten cooked. Lettuce contains very little energy or nutrients.

Most lettuce leaves are green, but some are red. Most lettuce leaves taste bitter. Some kind of lettuce grow in a head shape like cabbage, while the leaves of some kinds grow more loosely.

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  • Astronauts to Grow Lettuce in Space with NASA Veggie Farm
    Astronauts longing for fresh lettuce in orbit will soon have the chance to grow it for themselves: NASA is sending a mini-farm into space. When the private spaceflight company SpaceX launches its next Dragon cargo mission to the International Space Station on Monday (April 14), the capsule will be carrying a small plant growth chamber built to let astronauts grow Read more on this news related to 'Lettuce'
  • High-tech Georgia farmers growing fresh lettuce year-round
    Adam Johnston is not your typical Georgia farmer. He doesn't spend his days tilling soil and worrying about the weather. He's a hydroponics farmer who produces pesticide-free, kosher, flavorful lettuce. Read more on this news related to 'Lettuce'
  • Space lettuce: NASA to send mini farm to International Space Station
    SpaceX rocket will carry the mini farm to the International Space Station Read more on this news related to 'Lettuce'

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