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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SAL'AD, n.
Raw herbs, usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil or spices, and eaten for giving a relish to other food.
Leaves eaten raw, are termed salad.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English salade, from Middle French, from Old Italian (northern dialects) salata, salada, from salar to salt, from sal salt, from Latin Date: 14th century 1. any of various usually cold dishes: as a. raw greens (as lettuce) often combined with other vegetables and toppings and served especially with dressing b. small pieces of food (as pasta, meat, fruit, or vegetables) usually mixed with a dressing (as mayonnaise) or set in gelatin 2. a green vegetable or herb grown for salad; especially lettuce 3. a usually incongruous mixture ; hodgepodge

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables or herbs, usu. seasoned with oil, vinegar, etc. 2 a vegetable or herb suitable for eating raw. Phrases and idioms: salad cream creamy salad-dressing. salad days a period of youthful inexperience. salad-dressing a mixture of oil, vinegar, etc., used with salad. Etymology: ME f. OF salade f. Prov. salada ult. f. L sal salt

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Salad Sal"ad (s[a^]l"ad), n. [F. salade, OIt. salata, It. insalata, fr. salare to salt, fr. L. sal salt. See Salt, and cf. Slaw.] 1. A preparation of vegetables, as lettuce, celery, water cress, onions, etc., usually dressed with salt, vinegar, oil, and spice, and eaten for giving a relish to other food; as, lettuce salad; tomato salad, etc. Leaves eaten raw are termed salad. --I. Watts. 2. A dish composed of chopped meat or fish, esp. chicken or lobster, mixed with lettuce or other vegetables, and seasoned with oil, vinegar, mustard, and other condiments; as, chicken salad; lobster salad.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(salads) 1. A salad is a mixture of raw or cold foods such as lettuce, cucumber, and tomatoes. It is often served with other food as part of a meal. ...a salad of tomato, onion and cucumber. ...potato salad. N-VAR see also fruit salad 2. If you refer to your salad days, you are referring to a period of your life when you were young and inexperienced. (LITERARY) The Grand Hotel did not seem to have changed since her salad days. PHRASE

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