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Definition of "salad" []

  • A dish of raw leafy green vegetables, often tossed with pieces of other raw or cooked vegetables, fruit, cheese, or other ingredients and served with a dressing. (noun)
  • The course of a meal consisting of this dish. (noun)
  • A cold dish of chopped vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, or other food, usually prepared with a dressing, such as mayonnaise. (noun)
  • A green vegetable or herb used in salad, especially lettuce. (noun)
  • A varied mixture: "The Declaration of Independence was . . . a salad of illusions” ( George Santayana). (noun)
  • A dish of raw vegetables, such as lettuce, tomatoes, etc, served as a separate course with cold meat, eggs, etc, or as part of a main course (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any dish of cold vegetables or fruit (noun)
  • Any green vegetable used in such a dish, esp lettuce (noun)

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Use "salad" in a sentence
  • "But it's one of those salad places where you can convince yourself you're eating healthy because it's a ~salad~ but when covered in bacon and cheese and creamy dressings, it's probably doing just as much damage as a burger."
  • "What if i ordered the chicken burger, asked for salad because the deal is fries or salad then would this same worker say no chips, you already got the ’salad’?"
  • "And the word salad literally means salted, the culinary practice of salting leafy vegetables."