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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French salade, from Spanish celada, thought to be from Latin caelāta ‎(ornamentally engraved (helmet)) (although the Latin word is not attested in this sense).


sallet ‎(plural sallets)

  1. (historical) A type of light spherical helmet
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 11.
      At Hampton Court, sallets for archers on horseback, sallets with grates, and old sallets with vizards: At Windsor, salettes and skulls: At Calais, saletts with vysars and bevers, and salets with bevers.

Etymology 2[edit]

Alternative forms.


sallet ‎(plural sallets)

  1. Archaic form of salad.
    • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2 lines 378-383
      I remember one said
      there were no sallets in the lines to make the matter
      savoury nor no matter in the phrase that might indict
      the author of affection, but called it an honest method,
      as wholesome as sweet, and by very much more
      handsome than fine.