Meaning of “salad” in the English Dictionary


"salad" in English

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saladnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈsæl.əd/ us /ˈsæl.əd/

A2 a mixture of uncooked vegetables, usually including lettuce, eaten either as a separate dish or with other food:

Toss (= mix) the salad with a vinaigrette dressing.
Serve the risotto with a mixed/green salad.
a salad bowl

cooked or uncooked vegetables cut into very small pieces and often mixed with mayonnaise:

potato salad
rice/pasta salad
tuna, cheese, egg, etc. salad

a salad made with tuna, cheese, egg, etc. and lettuce or other cold ingredients:

She had a tuna salad for lunch.

tuna, cheese, egg, etc. mixed with mayonnaise, used to make a sandwich:

I'll have egg salad on brown (bread), please.

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

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saladnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈsæl·əd/

a mixture of raw vegetables, usually covered with a salad dressing:

[ C ] a green salad
[ U ] Lunches include soup or salad.

A salad is also a dish of small pieces of cold food, usually mixed with a sauce such as mayonnaise (= a thick sauce of oil, vinegar, and eggs):

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