Definition of lollo rosso in English:

lollo rosso


  • [mass noun] Lettuce of a variety with crinkled red-edged leaves.

    • ‘So edible peas and beans will replace sweet peas, lollo rosso will replace lobelia and everything will literally look good enough to eat.’
    • ‘They include automatic defrost functions, but are not totally frost-free, which means that paying that bit extra for a fridge might just ensure your lollo rosso wilts less.’


1980s: Italian, from lollo curly-leafed lettuce (apparently from La Lollo, nickname of the Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, with reference to her short, tousled hairstyle) + rosso red.


lollo rosso

/ˌlɒləʊ ˈrɒsəʊ/