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Definition of lettuce:

  1. A composite plant of the genus Lactuca ( L. sativa), the leaves of which are used as salad. Plants of this genus yield a milky juice, from which lactucarium is obtained. The commonest wild lettuce of the United States is L. Canadensis.
  2. A genus of plants embracing several species and varieties differing much in appearance and qualities: such as the common cabbage ( B. oleracea), broccoli, cauliflowers, etc.; the wild turnip ( B. campestris); the common turnip ( B. rapa); the rape or coleseed ( B. napus), etc.

Synonyms:

kale, stops, swag, abrasion, mark, dough, staff of life, dinero, ice lolly, dent, kail, cultivated cabbage, pelf, popsicle, bread, scrape, moola, scrawl, borecole, simoleons, cash, peag, clams, green, starting line, pillage, chicken feed, net, wampum, loot, scratch line, carbohydrate, breadstuff, incision, gelt, net profit, slit, scribble, plunder, scar, currency, prize, sugar, moolah, scraping, booty, earnings, excoriation, lucre, mazuma, lolly, brass, profit, start, money, prick, scratch, saccharide, lollipop, cole, scratching, wampumpeag, boodle, dirty money, chou, shekels, net income, jack, profits, long green, refined sugar, cacography, colewort.

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