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.
- IPA(key): /ˈlɛtɪs/, /ˈlɛtəs/
lettuce (countable and uncountable, plural lettuces)
- An edible