salad

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English[edit]

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A salad.

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English salade, from Old French salade, borrowed from Northern Italian salada, salata (compare insalata), from Vulgar Latin *salāta, from *salāre, from Latin saliō, from sal (salt). Vegetables were seasoned with brine or salty oil-and-vinegar dressings during Roman times.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: săʹləd IPA(key): /ˈsæləd/
  • (Appalachians, obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈsælɪt/[1]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æləd

Noun[edit]

salad (countable and uncountable, plural salads)

  1. A food made primarily of a mixture of raw or cold ingredients, typically vegetables, usually served with a dressing such as vinegar or mayonnaise.
    chicken salad
    We'd like a couple of cheese salads and two Pepsis, please.
  2. A raw vegetable of the kind used in salads.
  3. (idiomatic) Any varied blend or mixture.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Scottish Gaelic: sailead
  • Welsh: salad

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hall, Joseph Sargent (March 2, 1942), “3. The Consonants”, in The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountain Speech (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 4), New York: King's Crown Press, DOI:10.7312/hall93950, →ISBN, § 6, page 98.

Anagrams[edit]


Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English salad, borrowed from French salade, borrowed from Northern Italian salada, salata, from Vulgar Latin *salāta, from *salāre, from Latin saliō, from sal (salt).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: sa‧lad

Noun[edit]

salad

  1. salad

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

salad

  1. second-person plural imperative of salar

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English salad, from French salade.

Noun[edit]

salad m (plural saladau, not mutable)

  1. salad

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Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “salad”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies