from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various plants of the genus Lactuca, especially L. sativa, cultivated for their edible leaves.
- n. The leaves of L. sativa, used especially in salads.
- n. Slang Paper money.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An edible plant, Lactuca sativa and its close relatives, having a head of green and/or purple leaves.
- n. The leaves of the lettuce plant, eaten as a vegetable; as a dish often mixed with other ingredients, dressing etc.
- n. : Folding money, also called cabbage, due to the green color of both US currency and the vegetables.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A composite plant of the genus Lactuca (Lactuca 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 Lactuca Canadensis.
- n. United States currency; dollar bills; greenbacks.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A garden-herb, Lactuca sativa, a hardy annual, extensively cultivated for use as a salad.
- n. Any plant of the genus Lactuca; also, a plant having some resemblance to Lactuca.
- n. In America, Lactuca Canadensis. Also called trumpetweed and trumpet-milkweed.
- n. Sometimes the same as blue lettuce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. informal terms for money
- n. leaves of any of various plants of Lactuca sativa
- n. any of various plants of the genus Lactuca
Middle English lettuse, from Old French laitues, pl. of laitue, from Latin lactūca, from lac, lact-, milk (from its milky juice); see melg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English letuse, of uncertain precise origin; related to Old French laitue, from Latin lactūca ("lettuce"), from lac ("milk"). (Wiktionary)