Meaning of “lettuce” in the English Dictionary

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"lettuce" in British English

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lettucenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlet.ɪs/ us /ˈlet̬.ɪs/


  • She tossed the lettuce in French dressing.
  • I'd like a ham sandwich on rye, hold the lettuce.
  • Shred the lettuce and arrange it around the edge of the dish.
  • One sandwich and a lettuce leaf - I don't call that a meal!
  • Shred the heart of a lettuce and put it in a large bowl.

(Definition of “lettuce” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lettuce" in American English

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lettucenoun [ U ]

us /ˈlet̬·əs/

(Definition of “lettuce” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)