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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lettuce 
  n  1:  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Lactuca 
  2:  leaves  of  any  of  various  plants  of  Lactuca  sativa 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  LETTUCE,  n.  An  herb  of  the  genus  _Lactuca_,  "Wherewith,"  says  that 
  pious  gastronome,  Hengist  Pelly,  "God  has  been  pleased  to  reward  the 
  good  and  punish  the  wicked.  For  by  his  inner  light  the  righteous  man 
  has  discerned  a  manner  of  compounding  for  it  a  dressing  to  the 
  appetency  whereof  a  multitude  of  gustible  condiments  conspire,  being 
  reconciled  and  ameliorated  with  profusion  of  oil,  the  entire 
  comestible  making  glad  the  heart  of  the  godly  and  causing  his  face  to 
  shine.  But  the  person  of  spiritual  unworth  is  successfully  tempted  to 
  the  Adversary  to  eat  of  lettuce  with  destitution  of  oil,  mustard,  egg, 
  salt  and  garlic,  and  with  a  rascal  bath  of  vinegar  polluted  with 
  sugar.  Wherefore  the  person  of  spiritual  unworth  suffers  an 
  intestinal  pang  of  strange  complexity  and  raises  the  song." 
 
 




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