From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
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.
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.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
52 Moby Thesaurus words for "salad": Caesar salad, Jell-O salad, Waldorf salad, all sorts, ambrosia, aspic, assemblage, assortment, brew, broad spectrum, chef salad, cole slaw, combination salad, conglomeration, crab Louis, fruit salad, gallimaufry, green salad, hash, herring salad, hodgepodge, hotchpot, hotchpotch, jumble, macaroni salad, magpie, mash, medley, melange, mess, mingle-mangle, miscellany, mishmash, mix, mixed bag, odds and ends, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, pasticcio, pastiche, patchwork, potato salad, potpourri, salade, salmagundi, sauce, scramble, slaw, stew, tossed salad, what you will
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