Definition of Garden lettuce
1. Noun. Annual or perennial garden plant having succulent leaves used in salads; widely grown.
Terms within: Lettuce
Group relationships: Genus Lactuca, Lactuca
Generic synonyms: Lettuce
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Literary usage of Garden lettuce
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1821)
"Observations on the Preparation of Soporific Medicines, from common garden lettuce, by Mr John Young, 813— Dissection of a Human Monster, by James Murdoch, ..."
2. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"This substance is also procured from the garden lettuce (L. sativa), ... Several varieties of the garden lettuce were used both among the Greeks and Romans ..."
3. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"L. sativa L., the common garden lettuce.2 History—Dr. Coxe of Philadelphia was the ... (1799) 387. that form of the garden lettuce which has same author. ..."
4. The Principles of Vegetable-gardening by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1901)
"Report—garden lettuce and its cultivation; classification and description of varieties of garden lettuce; asparagus rust. SOUTH CAROLINA. No. 28. ..."
5. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"The leaves of garden lettuce, Lactuca sativa, when too old and going to seed, have a bitter taste, and the stalk then contains a milky juice which is ..."