Definition of lettice in English:

lettice

noun

historical
  • A kind of whitish grey fur, used especially for trimming and lining garments.

Origin

Late Middle English. From Anglo-Norman letuce, letuse and Middle French letice, lettice, letise, letisse whitish fur (end of the 13th cent. in Old French, although possible earlier currency is suggested by the post-classical Latin word cited below; French (now regional: Normandy) laitisse, létice stoat ( Mustela erminea) in its winter coat, ermine); further origin uncertain and disputed.

Pronunciation

lettice

/ˈlɛtɪs/