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Noun: lettuce  le-tis
  1. Any of various plants of the genus Lactuca
  2. Leaves of a cultivated plant (Lactuca sativa) often eaten in salads
  3. [US, informal] The most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    - money, coin [US, informal], boodle [informal], bread [informal], cabbage [US, informal], clams [US, informal], dinero [N. Amer, informal], dough [informal], gelt [informal], kale [US, informal], lolly [Brit, informal], lucre [informal], loot [informal], moolah [N. Amer, informal], pelf [archaic, informal], scratch [informal], shekels [informal], simoleons [US, informal], sugar [informal], wampum [N. Amer, informal], moola [N. Amer, informal], wonga [Brit, informal], dibs [archaic, informal], brass [Brit, informal], mazuma [US, informal], dosh [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: lettuces

Type of: herb, herbaceous plant, medium of exchange, monetary system, salad green, salad greens

Part of: common lettuce, garden lettuce, genus Lactuca, Lactuca, Lactuca sativa, money supply

Encyclopedia: Lettuce