iceberg lettuce

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iceberg lettuce

Noun[edit]

iceberg lettuce (countable and uncountable, plural iceberg lettuces)

  1. A lettuce cultivar (Lactuca sativa var. capitata) noted for its crunchiness; the most familiar of all lettuces sold in the United States.
    • 1895, American Gardening[1], volume 16, page 237:
      I wonder how many of the readers of AMERICAN GARDENING have tried the Iceberg lettuce.

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  • Dutch: ijsbergsla (calque)
  • Finnish: jäävuorisalaatti (calque)
  • German: Eisbergsalat (calque)
  • Hungarian: jégsaláta (partial calque)

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