Laitue

Austria 2019. Nikon DSLR. Different salads growing in the vegetable bed.

Lactuca sativa

Lettuce (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English letuse, of uncertain precise origin, probably from the plural form Old French laitues, derived from Latin lactūca (lettuce), from lac (milk), because of the milky fluid in its stalks. Replaced Old English lēahtric.

(money): Likely from the green color of US banknotes.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛtɪs/, /ˈlɛtəs/

Noun

lettuce (countable and uncountable, plural lettuces)

  1. An edible
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