salad

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Salad \Sal"ad\ (s[a^]l"ad), noun [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.

{Salad burnet} (Bot.), the common burnet ({Poterium Sanguisorba}), sometimes eaten as a salad in Italy.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

salad

noun

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


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