from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A light, late medieval helmet with a brim flaring in the back, sometimes fitted with a visor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of light spherical helmet, also sometimes called a salade or celate.
- n. Archaic form of salad.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A light kind of helmet, with or without a visor, introduced during the 15th century.
- n. Salad.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of salad.
- n. A kind of helmet, first introduced at the beginning of the fifteenth century, lighter than the helm, and having an intermediary form between this and the chapel-de-fer.
- n. As much as a sallet will hold.
- n. Lettuce, Lactuca sativa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a light medieval helmet with a slit for vision
And, I think, this word sallet was born to do me good: for, many a time, but for a sallet, my brain-pan had been cleft with a brown bill; and, many a time, when I have been dry, and bravely marching, it hath served me instead of a quart-pot to drink in; and now the word sallet must serve me to feed on.
For starters, we'll have a "sallet" -- salad -- from Margaret Huntington Hooker's 1896 book, "Early American Cookery," reprinted in 1981 by Americana Review.
III. -- and find at their place of supper nothing but a 'sallet' and two or three bones of mutton provided for ten of us, 'which was very strange.
And I think this word 'sallet' was born to do me good: for many a time, but for a sallet, my brainpan had been cleft with a brown bill; and many a time, when I have been dry and bravely marching, it hath served me instead of a quart pot to drink in; and now the word 'sallet' must serve me to feed on.
I realized that maybe once a week for breakfast or lunch I eat a poke sallet-like dish — a kind of spinach frittata that is more spinach than egg.
“The Allens” line of canned vegetables still included canned ‘poke sallet greens’ till just a few years ago.
Next, notice the helmet, the Duc d'Alencon specifically remarks that her helmet he calls it a calotte a sallet had no visor.
The typical later 15th-centuy (Wars of the Roses era) knightly headwear is the sallet and bevor combo.
I do look now for a Spanish fig, or an Italian sallet, daily.
Then they sat silent all four; and thereafter Birdalone arose and did off her sallet, and kissed and embraced Gerard and his sons, and bade them farewell, and she and the young men wept.