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1A medium shade of green resembling that of lettuce.
2North American. In plural Salad greens.
Usually with hyphen. Of a medium green colour resembling that of lettuce.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal. From lettuce + green.
lettuce green/ˌlɛtɪs ˈɡriːn/
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