Definition of corn salad in US English:

corn salad


  • A small blue-flowered herbaceous plant of dry soils, native to Europe and the Mediterranean. Widely cultivated in North America, its narrow leaves are used in salad.

    Valerianella locusta, family Valerianaceae

    Also called lamb's lettuce, mache
    • ‘Place a 2-inch tall ring mold around the cake; fill with a portion of corn salad and place two wax beans over the corn salad.’
    • ‘Toss the corn salad with fresh lime juice, and garnish it with radish slices.’
    • ‘Until recently, mache - also known as lamb's lettuce or corn salad and a longtime staple in France - could be found here mainly in tony restaurants and upscale markets.’
    • ‘V. eriocarpa, Italian corn salad, belongs to the Mediterranean region and has longer, paler leaves than the main species.’
    • ‘Then there's a raft of Oriental greens, corn salad, Bull's Blood beetroot and yellow tomatoes.’


corn salad

/kôrn ˈsaləd/