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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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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): [U] tuna/egg/potato/macaroni salad
(Definition of salad from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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