fetticus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch vette kost (fat food).

Noun[edit]

fetticus (uncountable)

  1. (US) corn salad or mâche, Valerianella locusta, a plant whose leaves are used in salads.
    • 1945, Maurice Grenville Kains, Five acres and independence: a practical guide to the selection and management of the small farm:
      Earliest sown or planted — round beet, peas, forcing carrot, lettuce, radish, early cabbage, peppergrass, mustard, spinach, kohlrabi, turnip, scallion, early potato, fetticus.