Definition of butterhead lettuce in English:

butterhead lettuce


  • A class of lettuce varieties having soft leaves that grow in a loose head and are said to have the flavour of butter.

    • ‘A single butterhead lettuce plant provides enough lettuce for a salad for 2 people.’
    • ‘Judging by the deep colour of its leaves, Neva's green leaf, red leaf and butterhead lettuces would pack more nutrients than its bleach blond counterparts.’
    • ‘Clean butterhead lettuce under running water and then lightly pat it dry with an absorbent paper.’
    • ‘A curly lettuce is a new Dutch cross between crisphead and butterhead lettuce and marketed in Europe.’
    • ‘Buttercrunch produces larger heads than most butterhead lettuce and is very tolerant of heat.’