- sallet [16th-19th c.]
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”). Salt is associated with salad because vegetables were seasoned with brine or salty oil-and-vinegar dressings during Roman times.
- A food made primarily of a mixture of raw or cold ingredients, typically vegetables, usually served with a dressing such as vinegar or mayonnaise.
- A raw vegetable of the kind used in salads.
- Hyphenation: sa‧lad